New Delhi, News24 Bureau, April 15: The Supreme Court will decide on the fate of the biopic PM Narendra Modi. SC will hear plea against EC's move on PM Modi biopic.
The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by the producers of "PM Narendra Modi" against the ban imposed by the Election Commission.
In a democracy, it's important to allow freedom of expression, says "PM Narendra Modi" producer Sandip Ssingh, urging the Supreme Court to view the film as an "inspiring story" rather than "political propaganda".
Ssingh said in a statement: "Every citizen of India has the right to appeal for justice and that's what I am doing as the producer. For me and the entire team, this film is special and we want the world to see it."
The EC had stalled the release of a film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi until the polls end, asserting that any biopic material with the potential to disturb the level-playing field during elections should not be displayed.
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In a major breaking development on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic, by the same name, the Election Commission has stalled the release of the film, though the Supreme Court on Tuesday had dismissed a petition filed by a Congress activist seeking a stay on the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The apex court said it was not entertaining the petition for the stay on the release of the film as the plea is "premature" as the movie has not yet been 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 redressal from the Election Commission.
"We, therefore do not consider it fit to entertain the petition", a bench comprising Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said.
PM Narendra Modi biopic has now been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for release with a U certificate.
The biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in controversies ever since it was ready for release. The Opposition was alleging that the film is well-planned propaganda by the BJP and it should not be released when the model code of conduct is there. It should be released only after the elections are ove