Anupam Kher’s performance as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister received mixed reactions with some alleging it to be a mimicry of the actual man’s walk, talk and mannerisms.
Wonder what they would say about Anupam’s brother Raju Kher playing Manmohan Singh in a Rahul Gandhi bio-pic entitled My Name Is RaGa.
Directed by one Rupesh Paul, who has a well-earned reputation for launching exploitative controversial films based on topical subjects most of which never get released, My Name Is RaGa features a cheesy looking Rahul Gandhi rip-off (played by one Ashwini Kumar) and an even cheesier-looking Narendra Modi rip-off (played by Himant Kapadia). But the real shocker of the show is that the Manmohan Singh rip-off played by Raju happens to be Anupam’s brother. Since Anupam had played Manmohan Singh just a few weeks ago, Raju seems to be mimicking his brother rather than Manmohan Singh.
While Anupam rightly desisted from commenting on this sibling apery, a source close says, “Raju does his own thing as an actor and Anupam doesn’t interfere at all. They lead separate lives. Just why Raju chose to play Manmohan Singh so soon after Anupam had done the same, we don’t know. But it looks more like a gimmick that the director specialises in than anything else.”...