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Omar Abdullah Wades Into The Accidental Prime Minister Controversy, Disagrees With Congress

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:


  • Omar Abdullah has condemned the Congress' remarks to censor Bollywood film The Accidental Prime Minister and stop its nation-wide screening
  • In his tweet, he has said that as much as Congress disagree with the trailer, it cannot talk about intolerance
  • Omar Abdullah then also stated that Dr Singh's legacy can never be justified by a movie or a book

Amid the political war of words between the Congress party and BJP over the trailer of the highly-anticipated Bollywood film The Accidental Prime Minister which tells the story of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, JKNC leader Omar Abdullah has attacked the Congress party for threatening to stop the screening of the film.

Taking it to Twitter on Friday, the former Jammu and Kashmir CM stated as the while the Congress and its well-wishers may not agree with the trailer of the film, they cannot talk about 'intolerance' and then threaten to stop its screening across India. Omar Abdullah then also stated that 'Dr Singh's legacy can never be justified by a movie or a book'.

READ: BJP's Amit Malviya Issues Clarion Call For 'champions Of Free Speech' After Congress Demands Special Screening Of The Accidental Prime Minister

Earlier, on Thursday, the President of the Maharashtra State Youth Congress wrote a letter to Sunil Bohra and Dhaval Gada, the producers of The Accidental Prime Minister saying that ‘facts have been played with’ and ‘presented in an incorrect manner’ in the trailer of the film in order to 'malign' the image of Congress party and its leaders former PM Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. 

Demanding a special screening of the film before its release, the Youth Congress leader also added that scenes maligning party's image would be deleted and edited.

READ: "'The Accidental Prime Minister' Maligns Congress, Dr Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi": Party’s Youth Wing Demands Screening

'The Accidental Prime Minister' traces the making and the unmaking of the former PM Dr Manmohan Singh. It is based on a book of the same name by Sanjaya Baru, a former media advisor to Dr Manmohan Singh. The film stars Bollywood actor Anupam Kher as the former Prime Minister, Suzanne Bernert as UPA chief Sonia Gandhi, Ahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi and Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi. 

The movie is helmed by debutant director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and is scheduled to release in March 2019.