The Hush Post|13:00 pm|1-min-read
The screening of “The Accidental Prime Minister” was stopped at a shopping mall in Punjab’s Ludhiana city on Friday. Congress party activists held a protest outside the Pavilion Mall on Ferozepur Road. The Congress workers forced the management not to screen the movie. They also raised slogans against the BJP, accusing it of lowering the image of former prime minister Manmohan Singh with the movie.
The party also demanded an FIR against the directors and actors of the movie. However, the film was screened in multiplexes in Chandigarh.
The “Accidental Prime Minister” is based on the eponymous book by Dr Manmohan Singh’s media advisor Sanjaya Baru with the same name. The book was published in 2014, when Singh finished his second term as Prime Minister from 2004 to 2014.
The film misrepresents facts, Congress leaders alleged. Many in the Congress party, to which Singh belongs, raised objections over the “incorrect presentation of facts” in the film.
However, the BJP praised it as an “interesting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years”.
Actor Anupam Kher features the role of Manmohan Singh. Suzanne Bernert plays the role of Sonia Gandhi and Arjun Mathur plays the role of Rahul Gandhi. The role of Baru is being played by Akshaye Khanna.