The political party, BJP that seemed supporting the biopic film on PM Modi earlier is now seen at the back foot. But when the film turned into a controversy, the party has distanced itself stating that they are not involved in its making. However, the party feels that postponing the film’s release will curtail the freedom of expression, which seems to be the basic right of any Indian citizen. Now, the film will be releasing next Friday instead of 5th April, but this will be only after the consent of the Censor Board.
The Congress delegation has alleged that the film released just before the General election is being used to propagate a particular party and thus violates the model code of conduct. Thus the delegation has appealed the EC to ban the film. On the other side, the BJP while responding to the allegation of the Congress Party said that banning a film would only violate the basic right of freedom of expression, while it has nothing to do with party’s involvement in it as they are not involved in making of the film.
When EC asked an explanation from the makers of the film regarding its release timing, however, they denied stating that the general election timing and their release date is purely coincidental and nothing political about it. The makers were sharp enough to choose a date of its release close to the General elections as they feel that they can get the maximum mileage of it. Vivek Oberoi who has been looking for long to get a hit film can bank on the biopic to get his comeback in B Town. Well, let’s see how does the ball roll, but at the moment things are not that rosy for the makers of the PM Modi Biopic.