After Congress' objection, activist files plea against PM Modi biopic's release
After opposition parties including the Congress, the CPI(M) and the CPI, approaching the Election Commission (EC) seeking the postponement of the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, now a seperate plea has been filed by an activist, questioning the timing of the films' release, reported Times Now.
The Congress delegation comprised of Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, R P N Singh, and Randeep Singh Surjewala.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (NMS) had also threatened to stall the film's release in Maharashtra.
The opposition parties contended that the film violated the code of conduct and demanded that the film's release should be deferred till the last phase of votiing, i.e. May 19.
Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said the concerned parties have been given time till March 30 to reply and they will examine it and take action accordingly.
The film, PM Narendra Modi, is scheduled to be released across the country in early April, close to the first phase voting beginning April 11. The film features actor Vivek Oberoi as the Prime Minister and chronicles his life. The film also features Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Zarina Wahab and Prashant Narayanan.
The movie has stirred controversies even before when the credits row included the name of Javed Akhtar and Sameer Anjaan, even without them being part of the movie. Producer Ssandip Singh, in an official statement, later clarified the poster mentioned their names because they had taken two of their old songs - Ishwar Allah from the film 1947: Earth and the song Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon from the film Dus.