Biopic on Modi to release 24 May

Mumbai: The makers of Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that the film will be released countrywide 24 May, a day after the results of the Lok Sabha elections are declared.

The film, titled ‘PM Narendra Modi’, was earlier set to release 11 April but was banned by the Election Commission.

In its order last month, the EC had banned the screening of film during the poll period, saying any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.

The EC order had come a day before the movie was to be released. Producer Sandip Ssingh said he hopes the film will have a smooth run in the theatres.

“As a responsible citizen we respect the law of the country. After a lot of discussions and keeping the curiosity and excitement about the film in mind we have decided to release the film immediately after the Lok Sabha election results,” Singh said in a statement.

“We are now releasing our film on 24 May 2019. This is the first time a film will be promoted for only four days. I hope now nobody has any problem with the film and we are hoping for the smooth release this time,” he added.

Directed by Omung Kumar, the film also features Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Sengupta and Darshan Kumaar, among others. Suresh Oberoi and Anand Pandit are co-producers of the film.