PIL against The Accidental Prime Minister trailer dismissed
11 January, 2019, 19:18
The filing of appeal in the top court came hours after a division bench of the high court dismissed the PIL, which had sought a ban on the film and its trailer alleging it defamed the constitutional post of the Prime Minister. According to ANI, the court has now directed that an FIR be filed. The film released on 11 January 2019, seeking much more attention after coming to the news of the controversies happening.
Others named in the complaint include actors essaying the roles of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president (then national general secretary) Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his deputy Lal Krishna Advani and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav. They also raised slogans against the actors and the producer of the film.
The petitioner had alleged in the high court that provisions of the Cinematograph Act were being misused and the film producer has released the trailer affecting the image of the office of the prime minister and giving a bad name to it at the national and global level. "I do not endorse the kind of politics Congress does hence we parted ways several years back But, I will say that it is not in a good taste". The best part is that it shows the human side of Manmohan Singh though not to a great deal. It has been produced by Bohra Bros and released Rudra Production in association with Jayantilal Gada under the banner of Pen India Limited.