Supreme Court asks EC to watch PM Narendra Modi before taking a decision

Apr 15 2019 03:49 PM
Supreme Court asks EC to watch PM Narendra Modi before taking a decision

Vivek Oberoi starrer PM Narendra Modi biopic is in news since its inception. The film which showcases the journey of PM Modi from a tea seller to the PM of the country in currently in the legal trouble. Now,  The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Election Commission to watch the movie "PM Narendra Modi" and then take a call on its screening.

Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, arguing for the producer, said that the Election Commission took a cue from the apex court's order and curbed its release without even watching the movie, The matter was adjourned to be taken up on a later date.

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The EC on April 10 ordered the stoppage of the release of Prime Minister Modi's biopic till the Lok Sabha elections conclude, saying that any material which disturbs a level playing field should not be allowed.

The EC said it had received complaints about certain films, namely "NTR Laxmi", "PM Narendra Modi" and "Udyama Simham", which "claimed to either diminish or advance the electoral prospect of a candidate or a political party in the garb of creative freedom".

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The film is directed by Omung Kumar and jointly produced by Suresh Oberoi, Sandip Ssingh, and Anand Pandit. The film is based on the life of Narendra Modi, the 14th Prime Minister of India; starring Vivek Oberoi in the lead role who is also credited as co-writer of the film.


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