The makers of the film ‘PM Narendra Modi’ have released a fresh trailer on Thursday. The trailer features the Prime Minister’s 2014 interview in which he said that if there was even some truth in the allegations against him in the 2002 Gujarat riots, he must be hanged. He had said the same thing in an interview in the year 2012 too. The new trailer of the movie, starring Vivek Oberoi as Narendra Modi, shows a montage of the Gujarat riots and parts of the interview that made headlines in 2014. PM Narendra Modi Biopic Trailer: Twitterati Slam Vivek Oberoi’s Casting, Call the Film A Spoof.
In 2012, Modi, then Gujarat CM, had in an interview to an Urdu daily, said that he was not guilty for the Gujarat riots until proven so by courts. He had said that he should be hanged if he was guilty. In April 2014, ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2014, Modi had reiterated the same in a video interview with Smita Prakash of ANI. ‘PM Narendra Modi’ Movie in Trouble! 47 Civil Servants Write to EC to Stall Release of Film.
Watch: Godhra Promo of the movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’
Vivek Anand Oberoi is playing the main lead and portrays the role of Modi in the biopic on the Prime Minister. Titled PM Narendra Modi, the film is directed by Omung Kumar of Mary Kom and Sarabjit fame.
The movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’ is set to be released on April 5 across India. It has been at the centre of controversy ever since it was announced. Several political parties have written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) saying that the film’s timing coincides with Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and violates the Model Code of Conduct.
Following complaints, the Election Commission has also issued a notice to the makers of the film. Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said the concerned parties have been given time till March 30 to respond. He said the broad position is that any political advertisement circulated on electronic media or social media has to be pre-certified by the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee.