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MNS Demands To Sack Prasoon Joshi From CBFC Chief Post Over PM Narendra Modi's Biopic. Here's Why

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • MNS accused the CBFC of not following any procedure while issuing a certificate to the movie. 

Raj Thackeray's MNS has now posed a demand to sack Prasoon Joshi, from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief post for flouting norms over PM Narendra Modi's biopic.

MNS has called for the sacking of Prasoon Joshi from the chairman seat of CBFC for defying norms in order to appease BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, over the contentious biopic.

The party has further accused the CBFC of not following any procedure while issuing a certificate to the movie. 

WATCH: 'Very Powerful People Approached Courts Through Their Lawyers,' Says Vivek Oberoi Over 'PM Narendra Modi' Biopic Being Postponed

A day before its release, producer of the film, Sandip Ssingh tweeted that 'PM Narendra Modi' will not be releasing on its said date, April 5. The release has now moved to April 11, which also happens to be first day of the election.

What went wrong? Why is the film being postponed? Vivek Oberoi opened up in an interview with ANI and said: "We wanted to release the film on April 5 but some people put us in so many difficulties that we couldn't do it. We are working hard to get the film released on April 11, we have to go to the Supreme Court on Monday."

He further added: "There are very powerful people who have approached courts through their lawyers. They can obstruct us briefly but they won't be able to stop us. The release might have been postponed but we are firm in our resolve."

In another political development, BJP released a list of star campaigners ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and Vivek Oberoi is featured among the 40 names. 

This development has come only days after Vivek Oberoi appeared on the livewire edition of 'Poochta Hai Bharat - Arnab Ke Saath' on Republic Bharat. During the debate, Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami questioned the Bollywood actor on being alleged as a "BJP stooge" by several Opposition leaders including Congress leader Kapil Sibal in the light of his upcoming film PM Narendra Modi, which is a biopic on PM Modi. 

Responding to the question, Vivek Oberoi made it clear that he is not from BJP, but with the country:

"I want to make it clear from, that I am not with BJP, I am with my country India. Whatever is good for my country is good for me. I believe in this nation."

On April 1, the Delhi High Court dismissed the plea seeking a stay on the release of the biopic alleging violation of the model code of conduct.