Vivek Oberoi's upcoming film, a biopic on PM Narendra Modi, has been making headlines ever since it was announced. Now in a latest development, the trailer of the film, which was released on March 21, has gone missing from YouTube, the video-uploading platform. In fact, not just YouTube, the trailer has vanished from all social media platforms. Well, it seems the trailer was taken down after the Election Commission's order on staying the release of the film since "any poster or publicity material concerning any such certified content, which either depicts a candidate (including prospective) for the furtherance (or purported to further) of electoral prospect, directly or indirectly, shall not be put to display in electronic media in the area where MCC (model code of conduct) is in operation. (sic)"
Talking about the missing trailer, producer Sandip Singh revealed to a daily that he is shocked. “It’s been a surprise film (in terms of setbacks) for me. I’ve made many films but never faced so many difficulties. The tough part is usually shooting a project but the troubles in the case of PM Narendra Modi, it began with the promotions. Something new happens every day. It is an additional stress for me and my team. We will approach the EC again and request them to allow us to reinstate promotional material," he added.
Not to forget, the PM Narendra Modi biopic has been battling the issues surrounding the film's release date. While it was initially slated to hit the screens on April 12, its release was preponed to April 5, only to be shifted later to April 11. However, on April 10, the EC put a stay on the film. Claiming that his last hopes are pinned on the EC screening, Sandip concluded, “I’m hoping the EC is inspired by the story and allows us to release it. Meanwhile, I request every government body and all the courts of the land to not mix cinema and politics. Let films survive for the people.”
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)