The makers of “PM Narendra Modi”, the biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) seeking clarification on its decision to stay the release of the movie.
“We seek clarification in this regard from your office as we intend to promote film in areas which are no more affected by MCC after end of polling on 29.4.19,” states the letter.
The Election Commission had banned the biopic on April 10 during the election period when the Model Code of Conduct is in force.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had on April 9 dismissed a petition seeking a stay on the release of the Modi biopic and said the Election Commission would be the “appropriate” authority to take a call on it.
The Election Commission had on, April 22, submitted a sealed report on the biopic to the Supreme Court after the top court directed the poll body to watch the movie and submit its report.
The producers of the movie had raised objections over EC’s April 10 decision to stop the screening of the film without even watching it.
The Election Commission had, on Wednesday, reiterated that its decision to ban the release of the film during the ongoing polls is valid while the Supreme Court, on Friday, refused to interfere with the EC order banning the release of the biopic.
The EC reiterated that its decision to ban the release of the biographical film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the ongoing polls is valid.
The film stars Vivek Oberoi in the titular role and is directed by Omung Kumar.