Unfazed by the continuous controversy enveloping his film, PM Narendra Modi, actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, who is essaying onscreen Modi, on Saturday stated that the delay caused by ‘strong opponents’ will not be able to deter his will.
The actor told to a renowned news agency, “Even though are date has been delayed, but we are underrated. There are powerful people who are standing against us including many renowned lawyers of the apex court. But we are certain that they can delay us, but cannot deter us.”
The biopic based on Narendra Modi has come under a cloud with opposition parties claiming that its release was planned for April 5 with the intention of influencing voters in the ensuring Lok Sabha elections.
Moreover, different political parties also claimed that releasing the film before the upcoming General elections is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Several political leaders had requested to postpone the release of Modi biopic.
Oberoi, who is playing the titular role in the biopic also took the opportunity to thank the judiciary for its support and added that he would like to thank the Indian Judiciary for giving us justice. The actor said, “On Monday we are being taken to the Supreme Court. We are hopeful that we will get blessings and support from there as well.”
The actor also thanked the nation for their unconditional love and support and took a jibe to oppositions without pointing them directly in his message, stating, “We would like to thank you (people) for your blessings and support as that it is our strength at this time. With lot of efforts we made a film on Narendra Modi which we wanted to release and share with you all on April 5. But some people surrounded us with so many problem that we could not come on April 5, but now with our blessings and efforts we are trying to come on April 11.”
The film depicts the journey of Prime Minster Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as a Chief Minister of Gujarat and his landmark election as the Prime Minister of India. Apart from Vivek, the film also stars Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Barkha Bisht, Zarina Wahab.
‘PM Narendra Modi’ is directed by Omung Kumar. The makers are now eyeing to release the film on April 11, just one day after the first phase of Lok Sabha Election.