The Election Commission has stalled the release of PM Narendra Modi biopic. The film was scheduled to release on April 11, 2019, on the day the Phase I of the Lok Sabha elections will be held.
The Election Commission, mentioning the complaints against 'cinemas' such as 'PM Narendra Modi', 'NTR Laxmi' and ''Udyama Simham'' has ordered that any biopic which subserves any political party or individual connected to it and intends to or has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections should not be displayed through electronic media including cinematograph during the operation of the Model Code of Conduct.
However, after the decision taken by the Election Commission, the producer of the biopic Sandip Ssingh said: “If that is the case, then why can't all the parties stop all the campaigning and just make films and influence the voters?”
Talking further about his style of making films, he said, “It's very simple. It's a producer's job. I liked one story. When I liked the story of Aligarh, nobody questioned. When I liked the story of Mary Kom, nobody questioned. When I like Sarbjit's story, nobody questioned. So then why are they grilling on this film? Why are they scared? Why aren't they confident about the work they have done for the country and their respective states? They should worry about that, not about the film.”, he told PTI
The film, titled "PM Narendra Modi" and directed by Omung Kumar, had been criticised by the opposition parties, who claim that the biopic could give undue advantage to the BJP in the polls as it will arrive in theatres before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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