New Delhi: Love U Pappu, an upcoming fictional film featuring a love triangle, is set to create ripples in political circles, especially in the Congress.
Produced by Pankaj Shankar, who was once a close aide of former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, the film’s protagonist is named Yuvraj, who is a politician. The two women in the film are a young TV journalist and a married woman who has been proposing to him through emails for 12 years.
Pappu is a TV stringer, who was born at the same place and the same time as Yuvraj.
Shankar maintains that the film has nothing to do with Rahul Gandhi, who is often described in Congress circles as ‘Yuvraj’ or prince for being the political heir of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
“It’s a love story, a fiction. But if you think any characters in the movie resemble anyone in real life, it may be a coincidence,” he told ThePrint.
Shankar shared a rough summary of the plot of the film that is likely to be released in April after the Censor Board’s clearance.
Although the film producer denied any resemblance between real-life Rahul Gandhi and reel-life Yuvraj, there seem to be some striking similarities between the two.
The film starts with Mahatma Gandhi arriving at Tughlaq Lane in New Delhi to see Yuvraj “after getting an appointment”. Rahul Gandhi’s residence address is 12, Tughlaq Lane.
The conference hall where Gandhi is made to wait has a picture of real-life Sonia and Rahul Gandhi hanging on the wall. An aide of Yuvraj comes to inform the Mahatma that he will not be able to meet him because the young politician had worked late the previous night. The next shot is of a man racing his bike on Delhi roads.
Rahul Gandhi is known to keep his party colleagues, even veteran leaders, waiting for hours. His love for bike racing is well-known. In the film, as a disappointed Mahatma prepares to leave after two-and-a-half hours, Yuvraj’s aide asks for his visiting card.
Meanwhile, after writing to Yuvraj for 12 years, the married woman finally gets a response — he wants her to write a book based on her emails and even promises to come for its launch.
On the day of the book launch, though, she is left disappointed as Yuvraj doesn’t return from abroad.
In the film, Yuvraj also makes a trip to Mansarovar, a place Rahul Gandhi had visited in 2018.
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