In their report submitted to the Supreme Court earlier this week, the Election Commission has reiterated that its decision to ban the release of the biographical film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the ongoing polls is valid.
According to a source familiar with the poll body's report to the Apex Court, it said the officials, who watched the film PM Narendra Modi starring Vivek Oberoi, opined that there is a high probability that a particular political party will gain electoral mileage if the film is permitted to be released during the ongoing polls.
According to the report, the poll body is justified in its decision to release the film after the last phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections on May 19 after the model code of conduct had come into effect. The Supreme Court will rule on these contentions and make a decision on the EC's report on Friday.
The Supreme Court bench has also directed the EC counsel to share the report with the film's producer, who had moved the apex court challenging the Commission's decision to ban its release despite getting the nod of the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC). The film producers have said that the EC's ban is simply an exaggeration.
The source said that the film pivots around popularising the character of Narendra Modi, and also portrays him as a leader with a no-compromise approach, adding, "The content of the movie is uni-dimensional".