A row has erupted over upcoming film The Accidental Prime Minister which is a biopic on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The movie’s lead actor Anupam Kher has recently stated that after certification of a film by the censor board, no one has the right to ask for screening the film before its release.
Worth mention here On Friday, Satyajeet Tambe Patil, president of the Maharashtra State Youth Congress, had sent a letter to the producer of the movie demanding a special screening before its release. He also raised objections to incorrect presentation of the facts in the movie, the trailer of which was released on this Thursday.
Sharing his outlook on the issue, Kher, who plays Singh’s role, told the media persons: "It's nobody's right to ask us to show our film to them before releasing it. The film is based on the book (by the same title), and it is based on facts. We have bought the rights and have followed all the legalities. Everything was in the public domain... Now, how can people have issues? Why should I screen it for anyone? We have shown it to the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification), that's enough."
However taking a jibe he asserted: "If Dr Manmohan Singh asks us, we will show him for sure."
The movie is directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and also features Akshaye Khanna, Aahana Kumra and Arjun Mathur, among others. While many Congress members found the film offensive, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promoted its trailer in its social media handle.
The film is scheduled to hit the silver screen on January 11.