Sandip Singh Producer of PM Narendra Modi, on Thursday confirmed through a twitter post that the film’s release date has been postponed.
The film, which was earlier scheduled to release on April 5, will now be released on April 12.
Rumours started doing the rounds late evening on Wednesday that the release of the film is rescheduled as it hasn’t received a censor certificate.
Soon, news confirmed that the release is postponed. Today, Sandip Ssingh took to twitter and wrote, “This is to confirm, our film ‘PM Narendra Modi’ is not releasing on 5th April. Will update soon.”
PM Narendra Modi, directed by Omung Kumar, was supposed to hit the screens on April 5 this year, but it has now been pushed to April 12, which was its original release date.
The film ran into controversies for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, that kicked in on March 12, a month before India goes to polls.
The first phase of the Lok Sabha elections in India kickstarts on April 11. The Opposition raised objections to the release of PM Narendra Modi on April 5, a week before the elections.
While the Examining Committee (EC) said on Wednesday afternoon that it has no objection to the release of the film, looks like it has asked for a few changes in it. Before the EC’s verdict, a petition was filed in the Bombay High Court seeking a stay on the release of the film.
The Examining Committee has given a go-ahead to PM Narendra Modi and demanded changes in the film.
Theatres in Delhi say that the shows that were allocated to PM Narendra Modi have now been assigned to Akshay Kumar’s Kesari.
A Special Leave Petition (SLP) was also filed in the Supreme Court today, challenging the Bombay High Court order and seeking a stay on release of film PM Narendra Modi.
Earlier Bombay High Court, on April 2, had disposed off the PIL seeking a stay on the film’s release.
Meanwhile, Vivek Oberoi told India Today Television yesterday that he did not consider PM Narendra Modi a propaganda film. “It is just a coincidence that the film is releasing ahead of the election.
It is not a propaganda film. I am an individual who has a credible body of work over the last 18 years, more than 45 films and more than 26-27 awards. So I stand my ground there. I don’t need to make him appear as a hero. He is a hero to billions of people across the world,” said the actor.
When Scribes asked can he take role Rahul Gandhi if Rahul biopic been made and if it also been offered to him , to this Query Vivek oberai sarcastically replied what he ( Rahul) has done ..