Indian PM Modi’s biopic struggling to meet Lok Sabha elections
India’s Supreme Court will hear a fresh petition seeking grant for the release of a biopic on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ as Lok Sabha elections come around.
The request of a Congress leader who requested that the biopic is postponed from being released on the release date has again been taken into consideration for a hearing on April 8.
The biopic was earlier scheduled for an April 5 release, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
While filmmakers are now eyeing a theatre release on April 12, the original release date, the biopic awaits clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification.
Indian news sources apprise that the Election Commission has reportedly no objections to Modi biopic release and has asked Censor board to take a final call on the movie.
Modi’s party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) told the Election Commission that it supported the scheduled release of the ‘PM Narendra Modi’ biopic and clarified that there is no content related to the election which can be banned under the model code of conduct.
The party contended that a ban on it will only curtail the fundamental right.
The Lok Sabha elections are slated to hold between April 11 and May 19, with the results scheduled on May 23.