Earlier, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala called "The Accidental Prime Minister" a part of fake propaganda by the BJP ahead of the 2019 general elections, but former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has made a decision to remain mum. The film is based on Singh's then media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book of the same name.
Screening of the Bollywood film, The Accidental Prime Minister was stopped in a multiplex in Punjab's Ludhiana city on Friday following protests by Congress party activists.
"They have released some film just before the election". The actor was talking to the entertainment portal, Spotboye, and explained how The Accidental Prime Minister is different from most Indians films that are popular and are sent to coveted film awards.
The Anupam Kher starrer The Accidental Prime Minister hit screens a day earlier in the overseas market.
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Hearing a complaint alleging that the movie presents former prime minister Manmohan Singh and several other public figures in a "bad light", the sub-divisional judicial magistrate's court in Muzaffarpur directed the Kanti police station to lodge an FIR. There is also talk of leaking of the political bets and screws of the film.
Meanwhile, "The Accidental Prime Minister" producer Sunil Bohra has said that he knew there will be conjectures about it being a propaganda film but he is confident that the movie will be a game changer for political cinema in India.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also targeted Prime Minister Modi, calling him "confused". The film sparked a row over the alleged distortion of facts.