Home News Reports Watch movie before taking decision on its release: SC to Election Commission on PM Modi biopic

Watch movie before taking decision on its release: SC to Election Commission on PM Modi biopic

The Supreme Court had asked the Election Commission to watch the movie and provide its decision to the SC in a sealed envelope by April 22

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Election Commission of India to watch the PM Narendra Modi movie and then take a decision on whether the movie should be allowed to release or not. The apex court has asked the Election Commission to provide its view on the movie by April 22 in a sealed envelope.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for the producers contended that the EC took a cue from SC order and banned it without even watching the film. Following which the SC asked the Election Commission to watch the movie and then take a call on whether the movie should be banned or not. The matter was adjourned by the court till then.

Earlier, the Election Commission had stalled the release of the film stating threat to ‘level playing field’ and ‘free and fair elections’. In its order, EC stated that ‘political contents’ depicted in the movie could pose a serious threat to the level playing field as it may create an impression of the truthfulness of such content being shown through Television/Cinema/Internet-based entertainment programs/Social Media. The order also added that in the greater interest of securing the level playing field and conduct of free and fair elections that such political content ought to be regulated during the election period to prevent violation of Model Code of Conduct.

- Advertisement - - article resumes -

Prior to this, the Supreme Court had given its approval to the biopic’s release after it dismissed the petition filed seeking a stay on it. The film was initially scheduled to release on April 5 but due to obstruction from opposition parties, the release got deferred to April 11, the same day first phase of Lok Sabha elections starts. However, after EC’s order, the movie got postponed indefinitely till the elections conclude. Hence, the producers approached SC to appeal against the EC’s order.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

The reportage of Aaj Tak journalist Anjana Om Kashyap and TV Bharatvarsh journalist Ajit Anjum raised concerns of how bullish and high-handed the media was being with unsuspecting doctors who were only doing their job.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Uttar Pradesh: Rampur Police shoots Nazil, accused of abducting, raping and killing a 6-year-old girl

Disturbingly, such incidents of sexual abuse against children have become rampant in India

Tausif Imran Khan repeatedly raped class X girl in Vadodara, took her to religious places to brainwash and convert her

19-year-old Tausif Imran Khan, a class XII student who lived in Manjalpur, has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for sexually exploiting a minor.
Evangelists going jobless

Evangelists left jobless after Modi government’s crackdown on foreign funds, Pentecostals in Kerala severely affected

Pastors are unable to repay their loans as they stopped receiving their monthly salary for their gospel work

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan takes oath in name of ‘Ishwar’, ends with ‘Vande Mataram’

Samajwadi Party leader, Shafiqur Rahman Barq, had stirred controversy by saying in Parliament that Vande Mataram is against Islam

In a massive self goal Congress leader in Lok Sabha questions PM Modi for not sending Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to jail

"You came to power by calling them thieves, then how are they sitting in the parliament?" Congress leader in Lok Sabha questions PM Modi on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi still being Members of Parliament
Park Street rape case had brought the ugly face of TMC government out

TMC’s candidate Nusrat Jahan, Mamata Banerjee and their connection with the infamous Park Street rape case

Actress Nusrat Jahan was in a relationship with one of the main accused of the Park Street rape case. Her role in shielding and helping the accused, Kader Khan, was questioned by many.

Devotees throng a Khodiyar Mata temple in Gujarat after a crocodile, worshipped as Goddess’ vehicle, strays inside the temple

Khodiyar Maa, a family deity of the Patidar community, is often depicted as riding a crocodile.

Assam: Sidul Islam sends intimate photos with wife to in-laws, threatens to release on social media if dowry not given

Muslim man in Assam blackmails in-laws for dowry threating to release intimate photos with his own wife

Blast in military hospital in Rawalpindi and its blackout by Pakistani media sparks speculation

The military hospital in Rawalpindi in Pakistan was rocked by a huge blast on Sunday evening.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post