Ever since Akshay Kumar‘s one-on-one interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was aired, the ‘Kesari’ actor has run into controversy for not casting his vote in Mumbai on April 29.
Now the latest reports suggest that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought permission from the Chief Electoral Office of Delhi to air two movies of Akshay Kumar – ‘Padman’ and ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha’– on NaMo TV, revealed a officials on Thursday.
According to reports, the electoral office of Delhi has written to the Election Commission, seeking clarity whether it can certify movies already cleared by the Censor Board. The EC had stated last month that all programmes which are intended to be broadcast on NaMo TV need to be pre-certified.
Last week, the BJP applied for pre-certification of the two Akshay Kumar-starrer films to the media certification and monitoring committee of Delhi’s Chief Electoral Office.
A Delhi poll official revealed, “We have written to the EC, seeking clarity on this because the movies have already been released. The reply from EC is awaited on whether we can certify the films again when they already have the certification of the Censor Board.”
He added that the application is now pending for clearance.
It’s also worth to mention that the Modi government, in its manifesto, has promised to ensure all reproductive and menstrual health services are easily available to all women across the country and with the expansion of ongoing ‘Suvidha scheme’, sanitary pads at an affordable cost of just in Rs. 1 will be provided to all women and girls.
‘Padman’ revolves around Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu who revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkin machine and Akshay Kumar played the lead role. The 2018 film also stars Radhika Apte.
On the other hand, ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha’ is based on the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.