Now, this morning, in its decision, Supreme Court has asked Election Commission to watch the Modi biopic and then take the call on whether it should be banned or not. Updating about the same, ANI tweeted, “Supreme Court asks Election Commission to watch Vivek Oberoi starrer 'PM Narendra Modi' & take a call on whether it should be banned. SC asked EC to give its view to the court by April 22 in a sealed cover. Makers of the movie had moved SC against stay on its release by EC”
According to Indian Expres, The EC had invoked its extraordinary powers under Article 324 of the Constitution to stall the film’s release. Such films, the EC said, “affect the level playing field which is not in consonance with the provisions of Model Code of Conduct.”
The biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to release on April 11, after the Censor Board cleared it with a U certificate. But later, Election Commission, on April 10, stalled the release.
A while back, we told you Modi web series has also come under scanner for streaming without proper certification. Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer has written to the poll panel saying that a web series on the prime minister that is available on the Eros Now website was streaming without certification from the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC). A formal complaint about it has been filed by Congress to EC.