Finally, election commission gave indication of its presence. Election Commission banned the biopic on Narendra Modi just before it’s scheduled release on 11th April. Election Commission also banned NaMo TV as it found (finally!) that it ‘subserves the purpose of a political party’. Thus, it cannot be displayed on electronic media.
The first phase of Lok Sabha elections starts Thursday, 11 April.
The Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic, which was scheduled to be released on 11 April. It had received a ‘Universal’ certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) merely hours before the EC ban.
Earlier, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, 9 April, had dismissed a petition filed by a Congress activist. It aimed at seeking stay on the release of the biopic, and said the Election Commission would be an “appropriate” place to seek the redressal.
The film, titled “PM Narendra Modi” and directed by Omung Kumar, had been facing criticism from the Opposition parties, who claimed that the biopic could give undue advantage to the BJP in the polls.