Film on ex-PM raises storm, Congress cries BJP propaganda

Film on ex-PM raises storm, Congress cries BJP propaganda

Film on ex-PM raises storm, Congress cries BJP propaganda

The Madhya Pradesh government issued a clarification on Friday that the film The Accidental Prime Minister is not banned in the state.

"The news of ban on the movie "The Accidental Prime Minister" by Madhya Pradesh government is wrong and misleading", the state Public Relations Department said in a tweet. Its Maharashtra Youth Congress chief Satyajeet Tambe Patil had Thursday written to the film's producer demanding a special screening before the movie is released as well as "course correction" in case there was any distortion in the way events were depicted in the film. Akshay Khanna is playing Sanjaya Baru, who was the media adviser of Manmohan Singh, in the film, which is scheduled to hit the theaters on 11th January 2019. While the film apparently is a propagandist cinema, netizens were taken by surprise when the official Twitter handle of the BJP promoted the trailer.

Union I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore defended his party's decision to lend its official support to the film. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also called The Accidental Prime Minister trailer "fake propaganda" and said: "it will not stop Congress from questioning Narendra Modi's government on rural distress, unemployment, demonetisation, the Goods and Services Tax, and corruption".

Interestingly, the global actor who looks strikingly similar to the former Prime Minister with the turban and white beard, used to practice 3 - 4 hours daily perfecting his voice that could resemble to Dr Manmohan Singh. Meanwhile, the Congerss has denied reports that it is seeking a ban on the release of Anupam Kher-starrer The Accidental Prime Minister.

And all the Congress WhatsApp groups flashed a message in the morning, asking workers to exercise restraint and not react to the movie.

According to the actor, it was tough for him to essay the role of Manmohan Singh, adding that he became a fan of the former Prime Minister after doing the film. "We demand a full screening of the film before its official release in India and overseas".

"Manmohan Singh is an intellectual leader". Debutant director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte has helmed the film.

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