Bihar court orders FIR against those associated with Accidental Prime Minister

Lawrence Kim
January 11, 2019

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao said the petitioner has no locus standi to file the plea and private interest was involved in it.

Anumit has also questioned the timing of the movie's release, saying it is aimed at achieving political benefit in an election year. The movie is set for worldwide release on January 11.

He said if the adverse order is passed, it would be the producers who would be affected as it is their money which is at stake.

As per the order of the local Bihar court, an FIR will now be registered against Anupam Kher for his involvement in the film as well others like Akshaye Khanna, who plays the role of journalist Sanjaya Baru, and other actors and actresses who play the roles of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra.

The PIL, filed by Pooja Mahajan, a Delhi-based fashion designer through her counsel Arun Maitri, said the film will harm the image of the Constitutional post such as Prime Minister and will give it a bad name nationally and internationally.

Ojha told The Indian Express, "The film looks to be making an attempt to berate former PM Dr Manmohan Singh".

The Accidental Prime Minister starring Anupam Kher is based on the book of the same name by Sanjaya Baru.

As per Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) guidelines on films based on real-life characters, a no objection certificate (NOC) is required. "In fact, the disclaimer given in the trailer is untrue, false and fake". Recently, when we spoke to the director of the film, Vijay Gutte, he was all praises for Anupam Kher and his performance in the film as he informed Pinkvilla, "In that age bracket, we have only a few actors and Anupam sir as an actor, he is incredible".

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