Omung Kumar’s upcoming biopic on PM Narendra Modi, starring Vivek Oberoi in the lead, has been in the news ever since it was announced. Now two days after Bombay High Court dismissed a PIL filed to stay the release of the film, we now hear that its release has been postponed and tentatively pushed by a week, as reported by a leading daily.
While there has been no confirmation from producer Sandeep Ssingh, director Omung or Vivek, officials from several city multiplexes confirmed that PM Narendra Modi biopic has been removed from their programming schedule of April 5, which was the film’s release date. Sources told the daily that the makers are now looking at releasing the film on April 11 although that is still uncertain. Apparently, amidst the constant debate around the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 scheduled for April 11, the Election Commission is conflicted over the allegedly promotional content of the film as well.
Meanwhile, the film recently came under a scanner when the opposition complained to a poll body that the film violates the code of conduct. However, Vivek was quoted as saying that PM Narendra Modi biopic isn't part of any propaganda. "This film is an inspirational story, it’s not funded by anyone, proper documentation has been submitted. Allegations can be made on anyone, where is the proof?" he had said.
For now, we await the final release date of the film.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)