Seeking Veto Over 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Youth Congress Threatens Disruption

Seeking Veto Over 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Youth Congress Threatens Disruption

Singh just a regent who was holding on to the PM's chair till the time heir was ready? Its Maharashtra Youth Congress chief Satyajeet Tambe Patil had Thursday written to the film's producer demanding a special screening before the movie is released as well as "course correction" in case there was any distortion in the way events were depicted in the film. BJP said it was a "riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years".

"This is a BJP game, they know 5 years are about to complete and they have nothing to show to the people so they are using these tactics to divert attention", tweeted Congress leader PL Punia.

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Based on the former Prime Minister's media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book, the movie has created a political stir that showed a controversial relationship between Dr Singh and the Congress party. Until then, check out the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister.

The Department of Public Relations of Madhya Pradesh government tweeted that there is no decision by the government to ban the film, adding that media reports announcing the ban were not factual. The Accidental Prime Minister Trailer: Anupam Kher as Dr Manmohan Singh Will Make You Debate If He Was a PM or a Pawn - Watch Video.

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Randeep Surjewala, a Congress spokesperson, called the trailer "fake propaganda".

Bhubaneswar: Alleging incorrect portrayal of various characters in the upcoming Bollywood movie "The Accidental Prime Minister", the Odisha unit of Youth Congress threatened to stall the release of the Anupam Kher- Akshaye Khanna-starring political drama in theatres across the State. "Congress has been all for freedom, why is it questioning that freedom now?" He was quoted by news agency ANI, "Can't we extend our wishes for a film?"

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The actor, however, defended Manmohan Singh as a person, saying he was "very humane" but not a "well versed politician". "Even leaders of the Congress party used films like Udta Punjab (based on the drug menace in Punjab) to drive across their point", said the actor.

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