Modi biopic to hit the theatres on May 24, a day after Lok Sabha poll results: The makers of the Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that the film will be released countrywide on May 24, a day after the results of the Lok Sabha elections are declared. Supreme Court has agreed to listen to the plea of not releasing the film on 5 April and instead delaying the date of release. Omung Kumar’s movie on PM Narendra Modi’s life is once again surrounded with lot of talks. The Supreme Court has decided to hear the plea on 8 April 2019.
PM Modi biopic row: Narendra Modi biopic to release on May 24
Hitesh Jain, who is the lawyer hired by the makers of the biopic have said that it is not confirmed yet and the Judgement has to come. It is rumoured that the makers of the film are going to release the movie on 12 April, 2019 that was the initial release date decided by them.
A SLP was filed in the SC on Wednesday due to Bombay’s High Court put a stay on the release date of the film. Now, SC has put a stay on the release of the movie due to the elections.
This is to confirm, our film ‘PM Narendra Modi’ is not releasing on 5th April. Will update soon.
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PM Narendra Modi biopic’s release delayed by a week
According to the petitioner lawyer Tausif Sheikh, the issue will be mentioned in the court today for an urgent hearing.
The SLP filed in the SC demands a stay on the release of the film. The Special Leave Petition says that HC did not take most of the aspects into consideration and rejected the plea. The petition also says that the film is being released before the election as it may influence the voters to cast their votes in favour in favour of the BJP and that is simply the violation of conducting the fair election.
The PIL is putting a question mark on the release of the film as it seems that it is being released for propaganda. If the film released, it can give PM Modi earn more speed in gaining votes. The SLP is also demanding the makers to remove the trailers from the social media sites.
The petitioner said, “We have conveyed the urgency in front of the Chief Justice that the film would be released on April 5. EC’s standing counsel is of the view that we have not got the notice up till now.”
The Election Comission has told the SC that it has already asked question from the makers and is waiting for their response. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) told the court that it had already approved essential permits for the trailer on March 20.
The film is about our current Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It shows the struggle he faced and how he became CM and then PM after being from a very poor family. In this movie, Vivek Oberoi is playing the role of Modi. However, he told everyone that he doesn’t even consider this movie as a propaganda film.
He said, “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.”