Looks like, controversies around Vivek Oberoi led Narendra Modi biopic ain’t dying down any time soon. After Javed Akhtar slammed makers for wrongly associating his name with the film, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) General Secretary Shalini Thackeray has demanded a ban on the film.
According to the makers, on public demand, Narendra Modi biopic’s release date was preponed from April 11 to April 5, 2019, just a few days before the Lok Sabha elections begin. But MNS leader Shalini Thackeray has openly opposed the release of the film and had said if it hits theatres before Lok Sabha elections, MNS will retaliate in their style.
Quoting Maharashtra Times, a report in Times NOW states, “The party’s general secretary Shalini Thackeray was quoted saying that during MNS Gudhi Padwa meeting last year, party chief Raj Thackeray alleged that BJP had sponsored and arranged funds for Akshay Kumar’s films like Toilet Ek Prem Katha and Padman, for promoting government scheme’s indirectly. It is not even a year to this instance, that BJP has once again done something likewise. She then demanded to impose a ban on the release of the Narendra Modi biopic. She further added that songs for the film are penned by renowned lyricist Javed Akhtar and Samir, as the same is mentioned on the official poster of the film, but in reality there is no truth to this, as both the lyricist just recently denied the same on social media platforms and cleared they had written no songs for the film.”
talking about the song credit row related to the film, this morning, we
reported about the veteran lyricist, Javed Akhtar not being convinced enough
with producer, Ssandip Singh's explanation over using the his name in his film.
He termed their intentions as "wrong" while wife Shabana Azmi said it
was a deliberate attempt to credit Akhtar in the film.
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