The Election Commission as banned the release of the film, a bio pic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Vivek Oberoi-starrer was set to release tomorrow. The poll body has said since the Model Code of Conduct is in place, the film cannot be released and has the potential to disturb the level playing field. The EC has said no biopics can be released during the elections.
It may be re- called that the Supreme Court had earlier dismissed a petition filed by a Congress activist seeking stay on the release of biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the Election Commission would be an “appropriate” place to seek the redressal.
The apex court said it was not entertaining the petition for the stay on the release of the film as it was “premature” since the movie is yet to be certified by the Censor Board. It said even if the film is released on April 11, as claimed by the Congress activist, it will be appropriate for him to seek a redressal from the Election Commission.