video: Vivek Oberoi indicates Election Commission liked film PM Narendra Modi, is it releasing then?

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, April 18: A visibly pleased Vivek Oberoi talked to media after the Election Commission saw his film PM Narendra Modi and said that he is sure that his film will finally get a release date

Talking to the curious media Vivek Oberoi on his film 'PM Narendra Modi' said, "Everybody in the EC saw the film yesterday, we asked them how did you like the film? Can't tell you their response but we were happy with their answer. My only request is that the film should be allowed to release."

The film has come under a cloud with Opposition parties claiming that its release was planned for April 5 with the intention of influencing voters in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.Various political parties also stated that releasing the film in less than a week before the General elections is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct.Several political leaders had requested to delay the release of the biopic.

Unfazed by the controversy enveloping his film, PM Narendra Modi, actor Vivek Oberoi had earlier in a strong message said that the delay caused by 'strong opponents' will not be able to deter his will.The actor had told ANI, "Even though our date has been delayed, but we are undeterred. There are powerful people who are standing against us including many renowned lawyers of the Supreme Court. But we are certain that they can delay us, but cannot deter us."Oberoi, who is playing the lead role in the film also took the opportunity to thank the judiciary for its support and added, I would like to thank the Indian judiciary for giving us justice. On Monday we are being taken to the Supreme Court. We are hopeful that we will get blessings and support from there as well."The biopic on the incumbent prime minister got a new release date yesterday. The film will now hit the theatres on April 11.He also thanked the people of the nation for their love and support, and said, "We would like to thank you (people) for your blessings and support as that it is our strength at this time."With lot of efforts we made a film on Narendra Modi which we wanted to release and share with you all on April 5. But some people surrounded us with so many problem that we could not come on April 5, but now with your blessings and efforts we are trying to come on April 11."The film depicts the journey of Prime Minister Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as a chief minister and finally his landmark election as the prime minister of the country.

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