Published: Sat, December 29, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

No ban on ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’: Madhya Pradesh govt

No ban on ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’: Madhya Pradesh govt

The Department of Public Relations of the Madhya Pradesh government tweeted that there was no decision by the government to ban the film and media reports announcing a ban were not factual.

Tambe alleged the trailer of the movie betrayed that facts regarding ex-PM Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had been twisted and that it needs to be created with the party before its formal launch.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore defended his party for praising the movie trailer.

There is nothing "accidental" about the controversy that The Accidental Prime Minister has elicited within hours of its trailer release.

The Indian National Congress's Maharashtra State Youth Wing has already demanded a special screening ahead of the release of the film. Apart from their smooth transformation, the set of the film does not fail to take one back to the intended politically-charged period. Tweeting the trailer of the Anupam Kher starrer, the BJP's official Twitter handle said on Thursday, "Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years".

"Sponsored a book before 2014, sponsored a movie before 2019 elections", Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said.

The movie The Acccidental Prime Minister revolves around Dr Manmohan Singh, the economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014 under the United Progressive Alliance. "Even leaders of the Congress party used films like Udta Punjab (based on the drug menace in Punjab) to drive across their point", said the actor.

"We are not happy and it's not acceptable the way Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Congress party is shown in the movie's trailer".

He further said that people would have a different perspective about former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after they watch "The Accidental Prime Minister".

"Manmohan Singh's image is too big to be sullied by such cheap attempts".

Journalist Nikhil Wagle sought to remind that the director of The Accidental Prime Minister Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and his father Ratnakar were arrested for GST fraud.

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