Controversies and more controversies, well, the film PM Narendra Modi has once again made headlines. The makers of the film PM Narendra Modi may have postponed its release indefinitely amid allegations of poll norm violations, but the controversy hasn't been put to bed yet.
According to news agency PTI, the Election Commission will take a call on the release date of the controversial biopic in a couple of days. A few hours ago, director Omung Kumar had spoken of the film's postponement in a cryptic post. "Suspense! The film isn't releasing tomorrow, not on 05th April. But it will be done soon, you will get to know. We don't want to tell you the date now. The opposition had come forward, tried things. It's late but we know what date to release it on." tweeted Omung.
Apparently, according to the opposition parties, the film PM Narendra Modi, which was originally planned for an April 05, 2019 release, would influence voters in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court had fixed April 08, 2019 as the next date for hearing a Congress leader's petition against the movie launch at this crucial time. Even Vivek Oberoi, who essays the titular role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had to appear before the Election Commission in connection with a complaint filed by the Congress.
"Everyone has a constitutional right to make a film they believe in, to release it when they choose to release it, and the viewers have a right to watch it, consume it, enjoy it. Does somebody ask an actor why they release their films on Eid or Christmas or Diwali?" stated Vivek in his statement.
Directed by Omung Kumar, PM Narendra Modi stars Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Joshi, Darshan Kumaar, Boman Irani, Barkha Bisht, Zarina Wahab, Prashant Narayanan, and Akshat R. Saluja.
Produced by Sandip Ssingh, Suresh Oberoi, and Anand Pandit, as of now, the film was set to release on April 05, 2019 in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.