After the Supreme Court on Monday declined to pass an order on a plea seeking a stay on the release of 'PM Narendra Modi' biopic, Vivek Oberoi took to his Twitter account on Tuesday and announced: "With all your blessings, support and love,today we have won in the Honorable Supreme Court! A humble thank you to all of you and to the Indian juidiciary 🙏 for upholding our faith in democracy! Thursday 11th April. Jai Hind🇮🇳 🇮🇳 #PMNarendraModiWins" [sic]
April 11 also happens to be the first day of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea seeking stay on PM Modi's biopic.They said that the Election Commission will decide whether the movie violates the Model Code of Conduct.
Here's what happened:
Talking about the film, Vivek Oberoi in an interview 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."
CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi also cleared the air about the film's certification and said: "We had already stated that the film is yet to be certified and is in the process of certification as per the requisite guidelines"
Further elaborating he said, "The period of 68 days is the maximum period within which CBFC have to certify films, however, most of the Films, including regional films, are actually certified in a much shorter time than this"
"Therefore, the impression that is being attempted that every film should take minimum 68 days for its certification, is absolutely false and contrary to the basic nature of our organisation, which is expected to facilitate industry within the checks and balances as per the statutory guidelines", he added.
The film that was earlier scheduled to release on April 5, will now release on April 11.
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