An FIR has been lodged against The Accidental Prime Minister actors Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna and 12 others who are associated with the film. The FIR was lodged on Tuesday at the Kanti police station, Muzaffarpur, by an advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha with a plea that the movie presented Manmohan Singh and a number of other public figures in a bad light.
A PTI report states, “Mr Ojha said he had moved the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Saba Alam on February 4 to mention that its order was not complied with by the police. When contacted, senior police officer Manoj Kumar said after the matter came to his cognisance, he ordered the police station to comply with the court's order. Police have lodged the FIR under IPC sections 295, 153, 153A, 293, 504, 506, 120B and 34 which relate to promoting enmity among different groups, sale of obscene objects, insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal conspiracy etc.”
The advocate Sudhir told the media, “On this, the court issued show-cause notice to Kanti police station through the Muzaffarpur senior superintendent of police after which police lodged an FIR yesterday (Tuesday).”
Another NDTV report suggests, “In his complaint, Mr Ojha named Anupam Kher (who plays the character of Manmohan Singh), as well as Akshaye Khanna, who plays the role Mr Singh's media adviser Sanjaya Baru, on whose book the movie is said to be based upon. Others named in the complaint include actors depicting the roles of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president (then national general secretary) Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his deputy Lal Krishna Advani and RJD leader Lalu Prasad. The producer, director and other key persons associated with the film were also named in the complaint.”
Mr Ojha had alleged that he felt hurt upon watching the promos of the movie, which was not released at that time, wherein the public figures were portrayed in a manner that projected a poor image of the country.
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