PM Narendra Modi: Election Commission stalls release of Modi biopic

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 10, 2019, 02:27 PM(IST)

Vivek Oberoi in a new poster of 'PM Narendra Modi'. Photograph:( Twitter )

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The film was scheduled to release on 11th April across India. 

A day after the Supreme Court dismissed the stay order on the release of 'PM Narendra Modi', the Election Commission has now stalled Modi's biopic that stars Vivek Oberoi in the lead.

The film was scheduled to release on 11th April across India. 

The film's release has been stalled till the Lok Sabha election process is not completed. 'Any biopic that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in electronic media,'the commission said in a statement. 

The EC has stated that the film disturbs the level playing field and hence it will be released only after the election gets over. 

The EC will also set up a committee to examine the film content before clearing it. 

Earlier in an interview to WION, the film's director Omung Kumar had stated that it was not a propaganda film. " If it's coming at the time of elections and if I get a little more box office results for my film then why not? I am not telling people to vote on the basis of my film, I want to tell the world the story of a kid who became a PM and to get inspired by his story. Politics is the baseline and its because the person who it is based on is involved in politics which is why people are saying it’s a political film,” Kumar had said in the interview. 

The film has been co-produced by Sandeep Ssingh and Suresh Oberoi. 

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