Anupam Kher-starrer ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has sparked a controversy as Congress leaders and youths protested against the film.
Youth Congress, has also written to the producers of the movie asking them to screen it for Congress leaders and get their approval or the party would not let the movie be released.
The Accidental Prime Minister
“If the said movie is released without prior screening for our office bearers and without making necessary changes recommended by us that we find out after viewing the movie it will be understood that you are doing this deliberately and we have other options open to stop the screening of the same across India for which you and your team would be completely held responsible,” the Congress unit said in its letter.
And now, when Anupam Kher was asked about the same, the actor said, “Why should we? Then what is the use of the Censor Board?”
“The only person, if he asks me, that I would like to have a screening – not to sort of ask if it is right or not – is Dr. Manmohan Singh.” he added.
Following the release of the trailer on Thursday, the official Twitter handle of BJP called it a “riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years”.
When asked if it isn’t unusual for a political party to do that, the 63-year-old replied, “How can we stop somebody to say whatever they want to say?”
Based on a book by Singh’s advisor Sanjaya Baru, the film depicts the political life of Dr. Manmohan Singh, an economist and a politician who served as India’s Prime Minister between 2004 and 2014 under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime.
The film is slated for a release on January 11.