New Delhi, April 20: After putting a stop on the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic titled ‘PM Narendra Modi’, the Election Commission on Saturday directed online streaming platform Eros Now to stop the showcase of the web series on the life of PM Modi.
The web series titled ‘Modi – Journey of a Common Man’ was released on April 3, and till now, 5 episodes have been released.
The Election Commission directed the platform to stop further streaming of the series and to remove the content, which is already online, till any further order.
Issuing a notice to Eros Now, the Election Commission wrote, “It was brought to our notice that a web series “Modi-Journey of a Common Man, having 5 episodes is available on your platform. You’re directed to stop forthwith the online streaming and remove all connected content of the series till further orders.”
Earlier, imposing the ban on Modi biopic starrer Vivek Oberoi, the Election Commission had said that any such “biopic material in the nature of biography/hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any political entity or individual connected to it, which is intended to, or which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections, should not be displayed in the electronic media including cinematograph during the operation of MCC”.
The web series ‘Modi – Journey of a Common Man’ is based on Narendra Modi’s life. It narrates the journey of PM Modi from childhood to youth and concludes with him taking oath as the Prime Minister of India.
The web series has been written by writer and Censor Board member Mihir Bhuta and Radhika Anand. It is directed by ‘Oh My God’ fame Umesh Shukla.
The series has been shot in rural Gujarat, Siddhpur and Vadnagar, the real locations where Modi grew up. Actor Mahesh Thakur depicts Modi’s journey after his appointment as Gujarat CM. Whereas Ashish Sharma plays a younger version of him.