Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the biopic on the current PM, will release on April 11. The movie which was scheduled to release on April 5, had hit a roadblock because it had not obtained a censor certificate.
The movie, which was initially scheduled to release on April 11, was brought ahead by a week. Following the delay in getting CBFC clearance it will now reach theatres on the date originally planned.
'PM Narendra Modi' is Officially releasing on 11th April 2019. pic.twitter.com/PGA14LzduK
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Two days back, director Omung Kumar, while talking to ANI, had said that they were keeping the release date under wraps for now. “It is not releasing tomorrow. But the film will release soon and everyone will get to know about it soon. We don’t want to reveal the release date right now. The opposition had come forward and tried things. Its late but we know what date to release it on.”
The Modi biopic has constantly been in news ever since the trailer released. A Special Leave Petition (SLP) seeking a stay on the release of the film was filed in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case on April 8.
Earlier, separate Public Interest Litigations (PIL)s were filed in the Bombay and Delhi High Courts deferring the release of the movie, both of which were dismissed. The petitioner who filed a plea at the Delhi High Court had sought a stay on release till the general election results are announced on May 23.
It stated that the title of the film was itself a clear violation of the model code of conduct as it was the name of a contesting candidate. The plea also sought action from the Election Commission. The Delhi High Court, while rejecting the petition said that “We are not going to interfere with this. You go to the censor board or the Election Commission.”
Directed by Omung Kumar, the biopic traces Modi’s life from his entry into politics till the 2014 general elections. Along with Vivek Oberoi, actors Zarina Wahab, Prashant Narayanan, Boman Irani, Barkha Bisht and Manoj Joshi play supporting roles.
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