India, Jan. 12 -- In a recent interview, actor Anupam Kher bemoaned the fact that his upcoming film, The Accident Prime Minister, was being talked about for the many controversies it had stirred up, when similar films made abroad are discussed for their quality.

"In any other place," Kher told Arnab Goswami, "people have won Oscars for (roles like) this." Kher plays former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in the film, based on a book written by Dr Singh's former media advisor, Sanjaya Baru. Being the author of the source material must surely have had certain perks; Baru is played by the decidedly more handsome Akshaye Khanna in The Accidental Prime Minister.

"I wish the talking points were about the hard work that I have put into this f...