Modi biopic row: Apex court refuses to interfere with Election Commission’s ban

PTI New Delhi | Updated on April 26, 2019 Published on April 26, 2019

A poster of the film starring Vivek Oberoi as Narendra Modi

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the Election Commission’s order banning release of the biopic on PM Narendra Modi until May 19.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it was not inclined to entertain the application filed by producers of biopic challenging the EC’s order.

“What survives in this now?” the bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, said.

The counsel, appearing for producers, told the bench that the EC’s order is contrary to the clearance given to the movie by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

“The issue is whether the movie can be exhibited at this time. The Election Commission has taken a decision. We are not inclined to entertain this,” the bench said.

Published on April 26, 2019
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