Major Relief For Makers Of PM Narendra Modi Biopic; Delhi High Court Rejects Plea Seeking Stay On The Film

The Delhi High Court has dismissed PIL, seeking stay on release of Vivek Oberoi’s forthcoming film PM Narendra Modi, that’s based on the life of the Prime Minister

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Major Relief For Makers Of PM Narendra Modi Biopic; Delhi High Court Rejects Plea Seeking Stay On The Film
 On Monday, the Delhi High Court dismissed a plea seeking stay on the release of the film PM Narendra Modi. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani dismissed the plea filed by advocate Sujeet Kumar Singh. The plea sought a direction from the Election Commission of India to act against the violation of the Model Code of Conduct by the filmmakers.

It also sought the postponement of the movie's release till the declaration of the results of the Lok Sabha polls. The petitioner said that such a film about a politician, who himself is going to contest the upcoming general elections, will definitely provide an undue benefit and leverage to his poll prospects. He added that it would negatively impact the opposition candidates.


"Small and regional parties will simply not be able to meet these kind of challenges or commission films that are similarly grand and released simultaneously in so many theatres," the petition read.

A few days back, Vivek Oberoi along with producer Sandip Ssingh met the Election Commission officials. The Election Commission of India (EC) had issued a showcause notice to the makers, after opposition parties raised objections on the release of the film, calling it a BJP propaganda.

Providing details on their meeting, ANI had quoted Vivek Oberoi's lawyer Hitesh Jain saying, “We have filed our detailed response to the showcause notice received from the Election Commission. We have submitted that biopic 'PM Narendra Modi' is not in violation of model code of conduct.” 

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