Actor Vivek Oberoi revealed a new poster of his upcoming film, PM Narendra Modi, in Nagpur on Monday morning. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was present at the launch event.
Following the PM Narendra Modi poster launch, the Saathiya actor and the minister addressed a press briefing along with the producer of the film, Sandip Ssingh.
The film, which is based on the PM’s life and draws inspiration from it, has been mired in controversy due to its release date around the election time. While the makers had planned to release the film in April, the date was put off till after the Lok Sabha elections after the intervention of courts and the Election Commission of India.
The new poster of the film bears a new tagline: “Aa arhe hai dobara PM Narenda Modi. Ab koi rok nahi sakta.”
The 42-year-old actor said he was very happy with the exit poll results of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 predicting a clean sweep for the BJP-led NDA. He added that they were never worried about this as the love and attraction of people towards Modi were “clearly visible” when the film was being shot.
Sharing an incident from the shoot, the actor said when he was shooting at Mahatma Gandhi Mandir in Gandhinagar in the Modi get-up, fans mistook him for the real Modi and stared shouting slogans of “Modi, Modi…” The actor also said the PM had done a phenomenal job, and the country would see “real change for good” if the PM got five more years in power.
Oberoi also shared the poster of the film on his social media handle with a message that said in Hindi, “Bharat mein har bade kaam ki shuruat shank baja kar ki jati hai, Here’s presenting the new poster of #PMNarendraModi.”
In the poster, Vivek Oberoi who plays the titular character is seen blowing into a conch.
भारत में हर बड़े काम कि शुरूवात शंख बजा कर की जाती है … #PMNarendraModi #DekhengeModiBiopic#PMNarendraModiOn24thMay@vivekoberoi @OmungKumar @sandip_Ssingh @sureshoberoi @ModiTheFilm2019 @anandpandit63 @LegendStudios @AcharyaManish7 @tseries pic.twitter.com/rZ4Q0pqo7v
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) May 20, 2019
The Modi biopic is scheduled to release across theatres on May 24, a day after the declaration of the 2019 Lok Sabha election verdict.
PM Narendra Modi is Omung Kumar’s directorial, which was earlier slated to release on April 11, the first phase of polling. However, after numerous EC and SC orders, the film was finally asked to be screened after the elections were over, following a final EC order that banned all promotional material of the film in any format.
The poll body had said the release of the film might disturb the “level playing field” of the election season.
Earlier, political parties such as the DMK and the Indian National Congress had written to the EC and the Chief Electoral Officer to stay the release of the film.