BJP move to EC over alleged Biopic of Mamata Banerjee

Apr 17 2019 04:50 PM
BJP move to EC over alleged Biopic of Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: After the controversy over the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CPI(M) and the BJP has urged the Election Commission to ban the trailer of a movie, titled 'Baghini: Bengal Tigress', that is based on the life of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday wrote to the Election Commission against the release of a movie which is purportedly based on Mamata Banerjee's life.

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In A letter, Joy Prakash Majumdar - Vice President of BJPs West Bengal unit, said that the EC must review the biopic before its release as was done in the case of a biopic based on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The biopic has already received the certificate from the Censor Board and is scheduled for release on May 3.

While the director and producer of the film maintain that the film is only inspired by the life and struggles of Mamata, the timing of the film's release is being questioned by many political rivals of TMC. "We began shooting for the film back in 2016. But some edits and graphics had to be redone which took time, hence the release was delayed and finally we are releasing it on May 3," scriptwriter and producer Pinky Pal had said.

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