The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea seeking stay on release of PM Narendra Modi
, a biopic on the Prime Minister. The court said that the appropriate body to address the petitioner's concerns is the Election Commission, as it is a constitutional body. The EC should decide if the release of the film in the wake of upcoming Lok Sabha elections tilts the balance or benefits a particular political party during the elections.
The apex court said that too much time of the court has been wasted already, therefore, the EC should decide whether it is violation of the model code of conduct. The court even refused to see the trailer of the film.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the certificate of the film is yet to be issued and asked the EC to decide how does the film impact the upcoming elections, and creates political mileage for a particular party.
Rubbishing the arguments of counsel for petitioner the court said the film is not yet released. "How does it disturb the natural balance of level playing field in politics -- cannot be decided by the court," the bench said.
Expressing his gratitude towards the SC on social media, he wrote, “With all your blessings, support and love,today we have won in the Honorable Supreme Court! A humble thank you to all of you and to the Indian juidiciary for upholding our faith in democracy! Thursday 11th April. Jai Hind #PMNarendraModiWins”
Yesterday, we brought you a story of Pahlaj Nihalani, who has written a song of the biopic. In an exclusive interview with SpotboyE, the filmmaker said, “I brought out the song 'Phir Se Modi Ghar Ghar Modi' in 2014. Now, my song has the lyrics 'Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi'. Yes, you have heard it right. I have recorded a new song in honour of our Prime Minister. I am completing my duty. We all have a certain responsibility towards the society. I did what I felt was right in '14. I am doing what I think is right in '19."