‘PM Narendra Modi’ screened for EC officials : SC to hear it on 22

Actor Vivek Oberoi today said that he was happy with the comments of EC officials after watching “PM Narendra Modi”. The actor however said he cannot disclose the comments of the poll body on the film.

Vivek Oberoi, who plays the title role of PM Modi in the movie, said, “We asked them (Election Commission) how did you like the film? Can’t tell you their response but we were happy with their answer.”

Claiming there is no political agenda behind the biopic, the actor hoped the “movie is allowed to be released soon.”

Election Commission officials watched “PM Narendra Modi” on directions of the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The Election Commission had stopped the movie’s release, saying that any biopic “which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections should not be displayed in the electronic media”.

The decision of the Election Commission regarding the release of the film should be submitted to the Supreme Court on April 19. The Supreme Court bench will hear the matter on April 22.

The movie was slated to be released on April 11, the first phase of the general elections. Directed by seasoned biopic-maker Omung Kumar, “PM Narendra Modi” traces the prime minister’s journey from his humble beginnings to his rise to power.

The Election Commission had stayed the release of the film until the Lok Sabha election concludes.

The commission, in its order outlining its decision, said it was vital that “the power of media is not used in such a manner which affects the general conduct” of the elections.

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