Was tough to cast actors for The Accidental Prime Minister: Director
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The Accidental Prime Minister director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte says getting the right actors to play each part of the narrative was a tough task that he and the casting team went through. "I spent around nine months to cast actors in the film. Since the film is based on real characters and people know them all, they live in the public memory, as a film director, I had to choose the right actors for it. There is a thin line between caricature and capturing the essence of the character. Only good actors can execute the latter," Gutte told IANS here in an interview. Thanking the casting team, he added: "Hansal Mehta and his team who are in the business for the last 20 years helped me to get the actors I wanted. It was such a daunting task. The most difficult casting was of Sanjaya Baru, which is played by Akshaye Khanna." The film is based on an eponymous book penned by Baru. The film features Anupam Kher as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, apart from actors like Suzanne Bernert, Aaha
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