The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the Election Commission on the biopic “PM Narendra Modi” until May 19.
A bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said they will not interfere in the matter.
PM Narendra Modi biopic: SC refuses to interfere
The court had earlier ordered the Election Commission to watch the film and then file its report. In its petition, the producers of the biopic told the Supreme Court that the Election Commission’s order was contrary to the clearance given by the Central Board of Film Certification.
Last week, the EC has told the Supreme Court that ‘PM Narendra Modi’ is not only a biopic, but also has dialogues, symbols, and presentation that “eulogises a public representative”.
PM Narendra Modi, featuring Vivek Oberoi in the lead role, was slated to hit the theatres on April 11, the same day that the first phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections kicked off. However, on April 10, the EC stayed the release of the biopic till the polling ends, on the grounds that it disturbs the level-playing field.