The Accidental Prime Minister: Congress workers vandalise theatre in Kolkata, Anupam Kher hits back at Rahul Gandhi

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Anupam Kher starrer The Accidental Prime Minister has been released in cinemas. The actor has been playing the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the film. The film has been making headlines ever since the makers dropped its trailer.

Congress workers vandalise theatre

And now reports claims that, a group of West Bengal Congress activists vandalized a movie theatre in Kolkata to protest over the release of the film.

A video of the alleged incident has been widely circulated online in which protesters were seen carrying Congress flags. As per NDTV, they entered the multiplex at around 8 pm, when screening of the film was about to start, and tore apart the movie screen.

Congress workers vandalise theatre

The Congress activists also allegedly threatened the viewers to immediately leave the auditorium and claimed they would not allow the film to be screened anywhere as its content is “disrespectful” towards the senior party leaders.

“The film is an insult towards our senior leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh. We have stopped the screening here. We will not allow the film to be screened anywhere,” Congress leader Rakesh Singh, who led the agitators, was quoted as saying by news agency Indo-Asian News Service.

Anupam took to Twitter to give it back to the Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi. He wrote, “Dear @RahulGandhi. I don’t think your supporters who vandalised a theatre playing #TheAccidentalPrimeminister read your tweets about #FreedomOfExpression.” He also shared the video of the same. He also added, “Intolerance of the people who pretend to be tolerant. Cong workers vandalise theatre over ‘The Accidental…’ screening.”


Directed by newcomer Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, The Accidental Prime Minister is an onscreen adaptation of Sanjay Baru’s book of the same name, who served as the media adviser to the former Prime Minister. Anupam Kher will be seen playing the role of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the film.

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The film has been directed by debutant Vijay Gutte and written by Hansal Mehta.