"I was initially apprehensive to play this role as I have done this earlier too but then when I got a call from Shekhar Kapoor's office I could not say no. He had seen me in that show and thus was keen on taking me on board," says Amit who is all excited as he starts shooting for the role today, "The show Pradhan Mantri has received positive response from all over and I realized that Shekhar Kapoor is taking an active interest in the show too. It happened so suddenly, my look test happened and I was on for it."
About the show, Amit says, "Pradhan Mantri is a show which replicates incidents of history of India which as a narrator Shekhar Kapur takes you through. The prime focus in on a Prime Minister which could be anybody and the story revolves around the PM. It basically talks about the political history of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka."
Talking about his character, Amit says, "In reality what I know of the character is that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was quite a liberal man and a colorful PM. In his reign there were night clubs, pubs all over which was put to a stop by the Muslim clergymen and when Zia-ul-Haq took over as the Chief of Armed Forces in Pakistan and after which the coup and Bhutto's execution happened."
Since he has already played the character earlier, how will it be different in this show? "I had played the role in 2007 for a show on a Pakistani channel prior to which in 2004 I had been a part of a play with Neena Gupta. So people in Pakistan knew me and had liked me. The role I had played then and the one I am doing now both are quite neutral and not biased at all. Bhutto was a statesman and did not believe in Islamic fanaticism which is what will be portrayed now too. It will be his journey about his political career, and as a Prime Minister till the time he was executed. His first trip to India, the Shimla agreement and such small nuggets from history will be covered."
We wish Amit all the best!
Seema Khot Mattoo
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The show which is aired in zee tv is a totally nonsense because buddha was born in Nepal not in india Gautam Buddha was born in Kapil bastu,Lumbini which place is in Nepal such a fake so only this reason zee tv is banned in Nepal by this show we couldn't see another show of zee tv and one thing if gautam Buddha was born in nepal then Prthivi narayan shah king of Nepal made the Taaj Mahal
Pradhan Mantri is an awesome series... A must watch...It helps in improving our history... Atleast now i know all what happened at tjhe time of independence and partition... what were the effects and causes, etc,
Thanks for this show...
Gosh don't they have any good actors to play such a great leader of Islamic Ummah...???? No matter what he did in personal life of politically but he is such a great leader... For me Bhutto Shaheed is our defender (maker of first Islamic Atomic State)
Bullshit we never have pubs... Bhutto Shaheed gave us first Islamic constitution... Jiye Bhutto!!!
Edited on:10 September 2013 at 10:19pm
First epi of Budhha is Awesome... Thnx Zee tv for this show...waiting for next epi..
Edited on:11 September 2013 at 4:37am
they should have mentioned buddha was born in nepal only not mentioning nepal is spoiling such a good show they at the very first stage should have mentioned where kapilavastu and lumbini park was situated geographically they even showed houses and hairstyle a bit Nepali style what was problem mentioning Nepal's name
Hmmm..Buddha's story is vey good but the director don't seem to know much about Budhha's life. He was born in nepal because of all this issue nepalese people have created a mess in nepal and unfortunaly the channel zee tv will be blocked soon in nepal and i won't be able to watch other shows frm zee tv :(
fake show buddha!! it will not b aired on the channel coz its gving fake info about buddha... buddha was not born in india...he was born in nepal.. so plz stop gving fake infos on a tv show... this show should not b aired... the channel is already banned in nepal...
Edited on:10 September 2013 at 8:41am
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