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SC refuses to stay release of Modi biopic

April 10, 2019

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the release of movie based on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The court refused to stay the release of the biopic 'PM Narendra Modi ' as was demanded by the Congress party through a writ petition.

Congress had also appealed to the Election Commission to stop the release of the film as it may manipulate the masses before the general elections.

The court heard the petition yesterday and stated that the release of the movie is a matter that concerns the censor board- CBFC and the Election Commission. "Too much time of the court is being taken up in non-issues. Said Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

The court also said that a decision cannot be made against the movie without substantial proof about its content and only the trailer or promo video is not enough for judgment.

The makers of the controversial biopic have announced that the film will be released across India and abroad on 11 April.

The film stars Vivek Oberoi in the lead role and is based on the various incidents taken from the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Social media users had a lot of things to say about the verdict of the top court.

Everly Knowles‏ @2talkon tweeted, "Again, SC refuses to move on important issues. Here's the thing CJI, if EC or censor board was doing its job, there was no need 2 come to SC. Aren't you even going to rap on EC's knuckles for this egregious overlook? #ModiBIoPIC #GoBackFascistModi

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