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'PM Narendra Modi' Biopic: After Javed Akhtar, Fellow Veteran Lyricist Sameer Also Expresses Displeasure Over His Name Being Used In The Vivek Oberoi-starrer

Written By Joel Kurian | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Akhtar on Friday had tweeted, “Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it!”
  • Sameer revealed he had read Akhtar's tweet and called him to inform about his name also being credited without being informed about it.
  • He even contacted the music label T-Series and they too weren’t aware, in case any of his old songs have been used.

The biopic ‘PM Narendra Modi’ has been making headlines ever since it was announced, but the film has also found itself in controversies, from allegations of being a 'propaganda film' to political parties objecting to its release with the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The latest development regarding the movie has been Javed Akhtar expressing shock about being credited among the lyricists. He’s not alone, another veteran lyricist Sameer has also wondered how his name sprung up in the credits of the biopic.

READ: CONFIRMED : Vivek Oberoi's 'PM Narendra Modi' Biopic's Release Brought Forward By A Week Following MCC Violation Complaint, Will Release On April 5

Akhtar on Friday had tweeted, “Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it!”

Now, in an interview, Sameer revealed he had read Akhtar's tweet and called him to inform about his name also being credited without being informed about it. He even contacted the music label T-Series and they too weren’t aware, in case any of his old songs have been used. Sameer then contacted director Omung Kumar and one of the producers, Sandeep Ssingh, but they were unavailable on call. The veteran called the entire situation ‘incorrect’ and wished the makers rectify it at the earliest. 

READ: 'A Salute To The Legend': Excited Netizens Keen To Watch 'PM Narendra Modi' Biopic First Day, First Show After Trailer Drops

The lyricists had spotted the error in the trailer of 'PM Narendra Modi' that was unveiled on Wednesday. Watch the trailer here:

'PM Narendra Modi' hits the theatres on April 5 and also stars Boman Irani, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, Zarina Wahab, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan.

 

 

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