PM Modi Biopic Can Release After 2019 General Elections: EC To SC

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New Delhi: Reiterating that its decision to ban the release of PM Narendra Modi biopic during the ongoing polls is valid, the Election Commission (EC) told the Supreme Court that the film should be released after the 2019 General Elections.

According to a source familiar with the EC’s report to the Supreme Court, it said the officials, who watched the film, opined that there is a high probability that a particular political party will gain electoral mileage if the film is permitted to be released during the ongoing polls.

Consequently, the poll body has justified its decision to release the film after the last phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections on May 19, according to the report.

On April 10, the EC had stalled the release of the film. It said, “Any biopic that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in electronic media.”

This had come a day before the biopic, starring Vivek Oberoi in the titular role, was supposed to hit the theatres on April 11- coinciding with the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

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