Vivek Oberoi starrer PM Narendra Modi mired in several controversies since it was announced. The film which was slated to release on April 11 has been stalled by the Election Commission till the end of the Lok Sabha elections on May 19.
Now, the CPI(M) has requested the EC to ban the trailer of ‘Baghini: Bengal Tigress’, that is based on the life of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee.
The biopic has already received the certificate from the Cesnor Board and is scheduled for release on May 3.
Mamata Banerjee’s biopic lands in trouble
A delegation of CPI(M) leaders, led by party general secretary Sitram Yechuery, met Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Monday. They protested saying that the first phase of the Lok Sabha election in West Bengal and Tripura was rigged. Also, they demanded a ban on the release of the trailer of Mamata Banerjee’s biopic. They demanded a ban of the trailer as the Left party thought that it could influence the voters.
A CPI(M) leader told News18, “We are hopeful that after taking action against the Modi biopic, the EC will also take note of this film. It is pure propaganda.”
The trailer for the Bengali-language film by Nehal Dutta follows the life of Indira Bandhopadhyay (played by Ruma Chakraborty) who plays a political leader and is fondly referred to as ‘Didi’ by her supporters.
Though the opponents call it a propaganda film, the filmmakers have claimed the biopic is only inspired by the Trinamool chief’s life and her political journey. The movie is being directed by Nehal Dutta.