It seems trouble for Vivek Oberoi starrer PM Narendra Modi’s biopic will not settle anytime soon. As per a report in India today, the film’s release has been delayed by a week. The film was supposed to hit the theatres on April 5, but now the film will release on April 12, which was its original release date, reports India Today.
The film ran into trouble for allegedly violating the model code of conduct in view of the Lok Sabha elections. The first phase of the Lok Sabha elections begins on April 11. The opposition raised objections to the release of the film on April 5 as it was just a week before the elections.
Recently, a petition was filed in the Bombay High Court seeking a stay on the release of the film. However, the Bombay HC had disposed off the plea and said that the Election Commission of India will deal with this issue. Directed by Omung Kumar, the film is likely to release on April 12, but there is no official confirmation from the makers yet.
In an interview with India Today, Vivek Oberoi had said that it is not a propaganda film and its release would not affect the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ''It is just a coincidence that the film is releasing ahead of the election. It is not a propaganda film. I am an individual who has a credible body of work over the last 18 years, more than 45 films and more than 26-27 awards. So I stand my ground there. I don't need to make him appear as a hero. He is a hero to billions of people across the world,'' he had said.
Apart from Vivek Oberoi, the film also stars Manoj Joshi, Boman Irani, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, Suresh Oberoi, Darshan Kumaar, Prashant Narayanan and Zarina Wahab in prominent roles.