New Delhi: A plea has been moved before the Delhi High Court demanding a ban on the trailer of movie ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. The plea stated that facts have been twisted to malign the image of the former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
Furthermore, the plea also alleged that the trailer is spoiling relations with foreign countries and affects the sovereignty and integrity of India.
On January 2, a case was filed against actor Anupam Kher and others associated with upcoming film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ in a Bihar court for damaging the image of some top people.
The complainant, lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha, in his plea filed in Muzaffarpur’s Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court, stated that Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna, who have played the role of former PM Manmohan Singh and his press advisor Sanjaya Baru in the film, have damaged the image of both of them. The court has admitted the case and fixed January 8 to hear the case in Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court. The lawyer has also complained against the film director and producer.
A couple of days ago, Maharashtra Youth Congress had also raised objections over the movie and demanded its special screening to ensure that none of the scenes are factually incorrect.
‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, a film based on Singh’s tenure as India’s prime minister from 2004 to 2014, has become the epicentre of political slugfest, with the Congress alleging it was the ‘BJP’s propaganda’ against their party.
The film’s trailer shows Singh as a victim of the Congress’ internal politics ahead of the 2014 general elections.
Actor Anupam Kher, who is essaying Singh’s role in the film, called “The Accidental Prime Minister” his ‘life’s best performance’. He also said the film should be seen as a creative endeavour and not an attempt to support a political party. The movie is all set to hit the silver screens on January 11.