Acting on the directions of the Supreme Court, officials of the Election Commission watched a special screening of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A total of seven officials from the committee were present for the screening. The apex court had directed the EC to watch it and take an informed decision on banning its pan India release by April 19.
Meanwhile, Vivek Oberoi visited the Election Commission office in Delhi, where he was questioned by the reporters about the biopic's release. Speaking to them, he said that everybody present in the committee saw the film yesterday and that although he cannot tell them the EC's response, the team is quite happy with the answer.
Speaking about the film being stalled by EC, the actor, "We were so excited and we had worked so hard for the past 1.5 years and now the film is not being released, so definitely we did feel disappointment".
On being asked that the major reason for this is because the EC thinks that it can influence the citizens of the country, the actor said, "See in that way, people can get influenced after watching a commercial also. But this film is for patriots and has nothing to do with politics".
He further went to on detail that if the film was politically motivated or he wanted to join it, then he would not have turned down the Member of Parliament ticket that he was offered five times in a row.
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