Manoj Joshi, an actor known for his impeccable comic timing and flawless acting, is a man of many faces. He is known for playing the lead ‘Chanakya’ in a play which has been in theatres since 1990. Now, Joshi has donned the avatar of a man who is also known as Chanakya of the modern day Indian politics — BJP President Amit Shah.
Manoj Joshi has studied BJP President Amit Shah’s life to get the role perfect for the biopic on PM Narendra Modi (played by Vivek Oberoi).
Speaking about the role, Manoj says, “Playing the character of Chanakya over the years has given me an in-depth understanding of politics and Chanakya-niti as it’s called. I have observed Shri Amit Shah ji for a very long time. Met him twice and have tried to absorb his personality. I have also heard that there is a photo of Chanakya in his office.”