EC stops release of ‘PM Narendra Modi’ biopic till the Lok Sabha polls get over

Narendra Modi biopic ban

The Hush Post| 12:56 pm |one-minute-read|

The Election Commission of India has stopped the release of ‘PM Narendra Modi’, a biopic on the Prime Minister. The ban on release is till the Lok Sabha elections get over.

Ot said that any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.

The EC order came a day before the movie was to be released.

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections starts Thursday.

Earlier the Supreme Court dismissed the plea iled by a Congress activist seeking stay on the release of the biopic and said the Election Commission would be an “appropriate” place to seek the redressal.

The apex court said it was not entertaining the petition for the stay on the release of the film as it was “premature” since the movie is yet to be certified by the Censor Board.

It said even if the film is released on April 11, as claimed by the Congress activist, it will be appropriate for him to seek redressal from the Election Commission.

The plea had sought that the biopic’s release be deferred till the completion of the Lok Sabha elections, alleging that it was designed to “manipulate, influence and impress viewers and voters.”

 

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