Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna starrer The Accidental Prime Minister landed in the Trouble after the release of its trailer due to its content. But now there is good news for the filmmakers as The Delhi High Court on Monday disposed of off a plea seeking a ban on the trailer of the movie saying it should be refiled at a public suit.
Justice Vibhu Bakhru observed that the petitioner, Pooja Mahajan has no personal interest in the matter should refile it as PIL. The plea, filed by Mahajan through her counsel Arun Maitri, said the trailer violated Section 416 of the Indian Penal Code as an impersonation of a living character or living persons is not permissible in law. Mahajan has requested the court to issue the direction to the Centre, Google, YouTube, and CBFC to take steps to stop the exhibition and display of the trailer.
Talking about the film, it is based on a similarly titled the book by Sanjaya Baru, the former media advisor of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Actors Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna play Manmohan Singh and Baru in the film, slated to release on Friday.