New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday wrote to the Election Commission (EC) regarding the release of biopic of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee titled ‘Baghini’.
The saffron party asked the EC to reconsider the release date of Mamata Banerjee inspired movie, which has been fixed for May 3, 2019, on similar lines as were adopted in the case of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic.
“Bharatiya Janata Party requests the Hon’ble Election Commission of India and its representative in West Bengal the CEO to review the said biopic before release, on similar lines that was done by the Hon’ble Election Commission in the case of another biopic depicting Shri Narendra Modi,” the letter by the BJP to the EC stated.
On Tuesday, the producer and director of ‘Baghini’ claimed that the film was not a biopic of the TMC supremo, but is only inspired by the Chief Minister. “We want to tell everyone that it is not a biopic. It is a film inspired by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Hence the name of our character is Indira Banerjee. This film goes back into the history and depicts her struggle before she became the Chief Minister,” said scriptwriter and producer Pinky Pal.
Pal added that she was inspired by the Trinamool Congress and led her to write and produce a film based on Banerjee’s struggle. “We have seen some really inspiring politicians like Sarojini Naidu, Indira Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee. Their contribution to Indian politics has been immense. But we rarely make a film based on their lives.”