Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic faced electoral boundary over its release. Election Commission of India imposed ban upon its release till 19 May.
The poll body stands by its decision to defer the release of Modi biopic, titled as PM Narendra Modi, until the last phase of Lok Sabha elections, which will be concluded on 19 May. In the meantime Election Commission, comprising seven officials, saw the film on April 17.
The Supreme Court of India had directed the Election Commission to watch the biopic and submit a report by April 22.
The direction came while the producer of the film challenged poll body’s decision over stalling its release. The appellant said in its appeal that despite getting clearance from CBFC, commission is stalling its release.
A news agency in its twitter handle confirmed the news and said, “EC: Election Commission is of the view that the movie PM Narendra Modi should not be released till May 19. Poll Body officials say delaying the release will be in the interest of free and fair Lok Sabha elections.”
A daily news report also mentioned, “The committee is of the considered view that the public screening of the movie PM Narendra Modi during the period of model code of conduct will tilt the electoral balance of the particular political party, therefore, the public screening of the movie PM Narendra Modi should not be allowed till last date of poll on May 19 in the ongoing elections.”