Biopics seem to be the flavour of the season in Bollywood with many filmmakers opting for them. The latest is a movie on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with actor Vivek Oberoi essaying the role. A number of names have been announced, who will be a part of the biopic, and recently actor Boman Irani, who is known for his comedic and villain roles, was also roped in.

Boman, who has a kitty full of upcoming movies, is pretty ecstatic that he will be joining the cast of the biopic, saying it is a great start for his New Year.

“It’s an honour to be chosen to be a part of such a landmark film. It’s a strong team comprising Sandip Ssingh (producer), Omung Kumar and Vivekanand Oberoi, and I am looking forward to working with them. This has been a great start to my New Year and I am looking forward to this remarkable journey,” he said in a statement.

The biopic will be directed by Mary Kom director, Omung Kumar, and produced by Sandip Ssingh and Suresh Oberoi.

According to producer Sandip, Boman will give the project a “much-needed experience and depth”.

“We are glad to welcome Boman sir as part of the cast. I believe a strong cast is a foundation to making a great film. We are very excited to have such amazing actors on board and I can’t wait to begin shooting,” Sandip stated.

Vivek had earlier tweeted out the poster, stating, “We humbly ask for your prayers and blessings on this incredible journey.”

With the film’s poster launched in 23 languages, PM Narendra Modi will be shot extensively in Gujarat and across locations within the country. The biopic will trace PM Modi’s journey from a tea-seller to assuming the office of the Prime Minister of India.