Apex court declines to stay release of Modi biopic

Apex court declines to stay release of Modi biopic

Mr Panwar contended that the film, if released, would give PM Modi political mileage as Lok Sabha elections are around the corner. When the bench asked the petitioner whether he had watched the film, Singhvi replied in the negative.

However, the court also refused to allow the petitioner access to a copy of the film to view the content. "Why should we direct that individual be given a copy of the film?" the bench asked. "Let him bring the record, then we will see, what can we do", the bench ruled.

His father, who was also an actor, is a cardholder of BJP.

"The film has considerable ramifications as it would be screened for the coming 40 days across the country", he said. He alleged that the movie is a "propaganda vehicle being timed to release in coordination with the upcoming elections". Anand Pandit, who serves as of the producers and distributors of the movie said that Narendra Modi's life had had great interest among cinema-goers across the world. The SC has also said that the order on whether the film violates the Model Code of Conduct can not be determined without watching the film.




It has sought directions to the Centre, CBFC and EC to delay its release till the completion of the General Elections next month. The top court agreed to hear the urgent plea on April 8.

Petitions were earlier submitted by opposition parties to the Election Commission of India and to the Bombay and Delhi high courts, all of which refused to decide on different grounds.

"The movie was driven by little to no artistic inspiration and was instead created to manipulate, influence and impress viewers and voters in the upcoming elections", the petitioner said in his plea.

Related Articles

  • Democrats worry Trump will replace Nielsen with an immigration hard-liner

    Democrats worry Trump will replace Nielsen with an immigration hard-liner

    For now, she is working to wind down her role with the department before a Wednesday exit, and evaluating options for the future. Trump abandoned that policy past year in the face of widespread public outrage, and it was subsequently struck down in court.
    Judge blocks Trump's asylum policy but delays enforcement

    Judge blocks Trump's asylum policy but delays enforcement

    And he hailed the work of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, peace envoy Jason Greenblatt and USA ambassador to Israel David Friedman. Many of men and several women wore red yarmulkes with "Trump" emblazoned in white that were distributed at the event.
    US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

    US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

    The Revolutionary Guards have amassed power within Iran , including holding significant economic interests. Never before has the FTO sanctions tool been directed at a state-body.
  • Oops, Prince Harry and Meghan Had to Delete Their Latest IG Post

    Oops, Prince Harry and Meghan Had to Delete Their Latest IG Post

    Samantha Markle, 54, also appears in the clip, claiming her half sister Meghan has "hurt the family". Talking about her baby experiences she said: "Accept mistakes and don't expect to be ideal ".
    China deal talks are moving along nicely, Trump insists

    China deal talks are moving along nicely, Trump insists

    An administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that talks would continue in Washington on Friday. The US accuses China of stealing intellectual property from American firms, forcing them to transfer technology to China.
    Health officials confirm measles case in Dallas County

    Health officials confirm measles case in Dallas County

    A single dose of measles vaccine protects about 95 percent of children, but after two doses, nearly 100 percent are immune. Children typically receive one dose of MMR at 12 months of age followed by one dose of MMRV starting at four years of age.
  • Choupo-Moting: Hard to explain incredible howler

    Choupo-Moting: Hard to explain incredible howler

    Strasbourg have since taken the lead against the Paris giants and Choupo-Moting will still be wondering how he managed to do that. I saw the pictures and I'm sorry because the ball was entering the met on Nkunku's shot. "Big up to Choupo-Moting".
    Secret Service director is the latest Trump official to be ousted

    Secret Service director is the latest Trump official to be ousted

    CNBC added, "White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says, adding that President Donald Trump "has selected James M. Earlier on Monday, media reported that Trump had ordered White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to fire Alles.
    Pakistan issues India attack WARNING as intelligence uncovers plot just days away

    Pakistan issues India attack WARNING as intelligence uncovers plot just days away

    Pakistan accused India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of fueling "war hysteria" ahead of crucial elections in the country. As per our information this could take place between April 16 and 20", Qureshi announced.
  • Google Pixel 3a confirmed by Google Store leak

    Google Pixel 3a confirmed by Google Store leak

    Earlier, the Android Q Beta code had also confirmed the Pixel 3a and 3a XL names in addition to their respective codenames. It seems that the new phone will be known as the " Pixel 3a ", as indicated by information on Google Store page.
    New Details Revealed About The Moment Nipsey Hussle Was Shot & Killed

    New Details Revealed About The Moment Nipsey Hussle Was Shot & Killed

    Kodak Black's comments sparked outrage which led L.A. radio station POWER 106 FM to ban the rapper from their airwaves. Holder is now being held without bail and could face a life sentence if convicted, according to a Billboard report .
    Epic Games' Tim Sweeney addresses Chinese spyware rumor

    Epic Games' Tim Sweeney addresses Chinese spyware rumor

    Thematically, it's a game about epiphany, that leap your mind makes when you instantly go from confusion to understanding. However, at the end of this month, the strategy Anno 1800 also escaped from the Valve store nearly before the release.