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The Indian National Congress (INC) has sought a ban on the release of the movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’. The film is a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A Congress delegation, led by senior party leader Kapil Sibal, today approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) in this regard.
The Congress delegation stated that the purpose of the movie was ‘political’. It accused the BJP of violating the poll code of conduct.
Coming out of the Nirvachan Sadan, Kapil Sibal told ANI, “We represented to the EC that there is a film being made on Narendra Modi, to be launched just a few days before election, it’s purpose is political. 3 producers & actors belong to the BJP and director is involved in Vibrant Gujarat. This is violative of all norms.”
Kapil Sibal, Congress: We represented to the EC that there is a film being made on Narendra Modi, to be launched just a few days before election, it's purpose is political. 3 producers & actor belong to BJP, director is involved in Vibrant Gujarat. This is violative of all norms. pic.twitter.com/sBOY1EXX5X
— ANI (@ANI) March 25, 2019
Film to release on April 12
Filmmaker Omung Kumar of the ‘Mary Kom’ and ‘Sarabjit’ fame has directed the movie. ‘PM Narendra Modi’ will release on April 12. Produced by Sandip S Singh, the film stars Vivek Oberoi as PM Modi.
The film traces the journey from his childhood to adolescence to becoming the prime minister of the country. The film captures all the major events of PM’s life and goes on to explore his tenure as the chief minister of Gujarat.
Controversy over credits
The movie already ran into controversy. Lyricists Javed Akhtar and Sameer Anjaan have said that they did not write any songs for it. Akhtar and Sameer had objected to their names in the credits mentioned at the end of the movie trailer.
Interestingly, Producer Sandip Ssingh clarified, “We have taken the songs ‘Ishwar Allah’ from the film ‘1947:Earth’ and the song ‘Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon’ from the film ‘Dus’ in our film, thus we have given the due credits to respective lyricists Javed Sahab and Sameer Ji.”