PM Narendra Modi, the biopic on the current Prime Minister, will not release today, confirmed the movie’s producer Sandip Ssingh yesterday.
This is to confirm, our film 'PM Narendra Modi' is not releasing on 5th April. Will update soon.
— Sandip Ssingh (@sandip_Ssingh) April 4, 2019
Reports yesterday said that the film would not meet the release date due to the lack of censor certificate. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chairman Prasoon Joshi confirmed the news. “Since there are a lot of queries around the certification of the film, I would like to give a clear picture: the film is going through the due process of examination and certification according to the requisite guidelines and is yet to be certified as the process is not complete at this point,” Joshi was quoted in an India Today report.
Talking to ANI, the movie’s director Omung Kumar 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.”
Originally scheduled for an April 12 release, the movie’s release was shifted ahead. The Modi biopic has constantly been in news ever since the trailer released. Yesterday, 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.
Supreme Court agrees to hear on April 8, a fresh petition seeking direction to defer the release of the biopic 'PM Narendra Modi'. pic.twitter.com/Ayl0V3hlIF
— ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2019
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.
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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