Actress-cum-politician Urmila Matondkar took a jibe at Narendra Modi and its pretty filmy. The Chamma Chamma starlet suggesting that a comedy serial be made on the Indian Prime Minister.
The Ek Hasina Thi actress is also contesting the recent Indian elections. She’s standing as a candidate for Congress, which is Bhartiya Janata Party’s leading opponent.
Where most politicians could just end up indulging in a mud-slinging match with each other, Urmila has got a rather creative idea to highlight her rival’s shortcomings.
Here’s what she said:
A Comedy Show to Lampoon Modi’s Failures
While speaking to an Indian media channel, the actress suggested that instead of a serious television show, a comedy serial would better portray PM Modi’s failed promises.
‘I was put forward a question that what kind of serial should be made on Modi, to which I suggested that Modi’s failed promises cannot be depicted in a serious show, so a comedy serial is a better option.’
After the dramatic jibe, the actress also commented on the fact of how her statements are being sensationalized. The actress stated that while her statements are never personal attacks, but her words are often taken out of context by the press.
She added that since no matter how rational her statement is, it will always be taken out of context. Therefore Urmila says she’s just going to speak her mind.
“Whenever I say something my statements are cut up and put together to sensationalize the statement….My statements are always taken out of context, I will just say what I have to say”
Bollywood already made a Modi biopic starring Vivek Oberoi in the titular role. The announcement of the biopic started a meme fest.
PM Narendra Modi was set to hit cinemas early in April, but BJP’s main opposition party Congress labeled it as propaganda.
This led the Indian Election Commission to halt the movie’s release. It believed that the film has the ‘potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections, (and therefore) should not be displayed’.