EC bans Narendra Modi biopic till end of elections just a day before its release!

The Vivek Oberoi starrer; PM Narendra Modi biopic, will not release on its original release date i.e. on the 11th of April 2019, as the Election Commission (EC) has banned the release of any biopic on a politician or political entity until the end of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections!

EC bans Narendra Modi biopic till end of elections just a day before its release! EC bans Narendra Modi biopic till end of elections just a day before its release! Source : press

The Vivek Oberoi starrer; PM Narendra Modi biopic, will not release on its original release date i.e. on the 11th of April 2019, as the Election Commission (EC) has banned the release of any biopic on a politician or political entity until the end of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections!


The order issued by EC read," Any biopic material in the nature of biography / hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any political entity or any individual entity connected to it, which is intended to, or which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections, should not be displayed in electronic media including cinematograph during the operation of the MCC (Model Code of Conduct)."


The EC has also ordered; that any poster or publicity material," concerning any such certified content, which either depicts a candidate (including prospective) for the furtherance (or purported to further) of electoral prospect, directly or indirectly, shall not be put to display in electronic media in the area where MCC is in operation". 


Well; this order of the Election Commission comes only a day after the Supreme Court refused to put a ban on the release of the film saying too much time had been wasted on non-issues.


In a previous statement; the film's producer Sandeep Ssingh had said," I hope no political parties across India has any problem, because the Election Commission, the CBFC, and all the courts have cleared all the pleas, and our film is ready for release. We are grateful to each and everyone who have prayed for us."


The film would see Vivek Oberoi on the silver screen after a very long time. Speaking about the film; the Omkara actor had in fact said," It is just a coincidence that the film is releasing ahead of the election. It is not a propaganda film. I am an individual who has a credible body of work over the last 18 years, more than 45 films and more than 26-27 awards. So I stand my ground there. I don't need to make him appear as a hero. He is a hero to billions of people across the world."






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