Supreme Court refuses to interfere in EC order banning Modi biopic

PM Narendra Modi Film Vivek Oberoi
New Delhi, April 26: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere in the Election Commission order banning the release of biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi till the end of last phase of voting on May 19.

The poll panel told the court that movie titled “PM Narendra Modi” should be released only after the Lok Sabha elections got over.

The seven-phased polls began on April 11, when the biopic was to release. The polls will get over on May 19 and the counting of votes on May 23.

To secure level playing ground, the poll panel was asked to take a call.

Starring Vivek Oberoi in the lead, the film is based on PM Modi’s journey from his childhood to him becoming the Prime Minister. It has been awaiting clearance to be released after the EC issued an order barring the screening of political films during the Lok Sabha elections.


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