Ever since the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister was released on YouTube, it has created a buzz in the industry.
The Accidental Prime Minister featured in headlines not just for the controversies but also because of Anupam Kher's stunning transformation into the onscreen persona of the former Prime Minister. The film has been accused of misrepresenting Congress' internal politics ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and appears to portray Dr Manmohan Singh at the receiving end of a manipulative power struggle. According to ANI, the court has now directed that an FIR be filed.
Screening of the Bollywood film, The Accidental Prime Minister was stopped in a multiplex in Punjab's Ludhiana city on Friday following protests by Congress party activists. The film is based on Singh's then media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book of the same name.
The court had admitted the case and fixed 8 January to hear the case in the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court. Praising his acting skills, Anupam's mother also said she could not believe it's her son and exclaimed, "What do you eat, I don't understand!" In the name of this movie attempts are being made to distort facts.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also targeted Prime Minister Modi, calling him "confused".
It alleged that promo of the film showed that the movie has been produced "simply to damage the image" of Singh. As per the same report, Youth Congress workers started burning posters of the film and were raising slogans against the actors and the producer of the film.
A division bench of the high court had Wednesday rejected the PIL seeking ban on the movie and its trailer saying the petitioner has no locus standi to file the plea and private interest was involved in it.