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Election Commission of India has put a ban on the release of the upcoming biopic ‘PM Narendra Modi’ till the 2019 Lok Sabha elections come to an end. The ban has come today just before the first phase of elections (starting from April 11). The movie was about to release on the same day.
Earlier, there was a plea in the Supreme Court to postpone the release date but the court rejected the plea and said that the Election Commission will decide whether the movie should be released amidst elections or not.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) said in a statement, “Any biopic material in nature of biography sub-serving the purpose of any political entity or any individual entity connected to it, which has potential to disturb level playing field during the election, should not be displayed in electronic media, including cinematography.”
When the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had certified the movie with ‘U’ certificate, the entire team was on cloud nine. But now, let’s see how they react to the news.
‘PM Narendra Modi’ has faced a lot of controversies since its announcement. From the makers to Vivek Oberoi who is playing Modi, everyone has been trying their best to promote the movie and make it a huge success. Also, they have faced criticism as many said that it is a propaganda movie to influence the voters.
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