"Biopic Joke, Make Comedy Film On Him": Urmila Matondkar Attacks PM Modi
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Thursday took a savage dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he didn't deserve a biopic as he failed to deliver anything like the head of the government. Ms. Matondkar, who is contesting the national election in Mumbai North as a Congress candidate, further said a comedy film should be made on the PM.
"The biopic made on his (PM Modi's) life is nothing but a joke as the prime minister, who claims to have a 56-inch-chest, has miserably failed to deliver anything. The movie made on his life is a joke on the democracy, poverty, and diversity of India, which has been damaged," Ms. Matondkar quoted.
"Rather, a comedy film should be made on him and his unfulfilled promises," she added.
Actor Vivek Oberoi, a self-proclaimed fan of PM Modi, starred in a film titled "PM Narendra Modi", which hit a roadblock as the Election Commission stayed its release until the national election was over, saying it may disturb the level playing field in polls.
Incidentally, Mr. Oberoi had made a similar comment on the Congress president Rahul Gandhi in an interview. "Why should I make a biopic on Rahul Gandhi? What has he done that is noteworthy," he had said. "I'd have to shoot most of the film in Thailand," he had further added.
Urmila Matondkar, a popular actor, joined the Congress last month. She would take on the BJP candidate Gopal Shetty, who is also the sitting parliamentarian from the constituency.
"What can be worse than a prime minister of a democratic country not holding even a single press conference in the last five years," she added.