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Raju Kher mimics his brother Anupam Kher

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Feb 13, 2019, 1:26 am IST
Updated : Feb 13, 2019, 1:26 am IST

Since Anupam had played Manmohan Singh just a few weeks ago, Raju seems to be mimicking his brother rather than Manmohan Singh.

Anupam Kher
 Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher’s performance as former Prime Minister  Manmohan Singh in  The  Accidental  Prime Minister received mixed reactions with some alleging it to be a mimicry of the actual man’s walk, talk and mannerisms.

Wonder what they would say about  Anupam Kher’s brother Raju Kher playing Manmohan Singh in a Rahul Gandhi bio-pic entitled My Name Is RaGa.

Directed by one Rupesah Paul, who has a well-earned reputation for launching exploitative controversial cheap films based on topical subjects most of which never get released, My Name  Is  RaGa features a cheesy looking  Rahul Gandhi rip-off (played by one Ashwini Kumar) and an even cheesier-looking  Narendra  Modi rip-off (played by Himant Kapadia).

But the real shocker of the show and the one that makes your stomach churn is that the Manmohan Singh rip-off played by Raju who happens to be Anupam’s brother.

Since Anupam had played Manmohan Singh just a few weeks ago, Raju seems to be mimicking his brother rather than Manmohan Singh.

While Anupam rightly desisted from commenting on this sibling apery, a source close to Anupam says, “Raju does his own thing as an actor and Anupam doesn’t interfere at all. They lead separate lives. Just why Raju chose to play Manmohan Singh so soon after  Anupam had done the same, we do n’t know. But it looks  more  like  a gimmick that the  director specializes in than anything else.”

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