The Supreme Court on Monday declined to pass an order on a plea seeking a stay on the release of 'PM Narendra Modi' biopic as the Central Board of Film Certification is yet to certify the film.
The biopic is all set to release on April 11, which is also the first day of voting for the Lok Sabha elections.
The bench that comprises of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjeev Khanna said that they will hear the matter on Tuesday and will pass an order if the petitioner Congress leader Aman Panwar establishes reasons for his objection to the film.
During the hearing, The bench referred to CBFC Chairperson Prasoon Joshi’s interview with PTI on April 4, in which he said the movie was yet to be certified. “The film is going through the due process of examination and certification according to the requisite guidelines and is yet to be certified as the process is not complete at this point,” he said.
Directed by Omung Kumar, the biopic on India's incumbent Prime Minister features Boman Irani and Vivek Oberoi in pivotal roles. It is expected to release on April 12, a date which coincides with the start of the voting process.
Reportedly, the film will be shot across Gujarat, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, among other locations in the country, over a period of few months. The film will traverse the journey of PM Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as Chief Minister and finally his landmark election as Prime Minister.
Starting from Manmohan Singh's 'The Accidental Prime Minister' to 'Thackeray,' and now 'PM Narendra Modi,' 2019 is promising to be a year of some interesting biopics.
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