A nation wide controversy has erupted ever since the release of the trailer of movie ‘Accidental Prime Minister,’ on thursday. The movie is based on the tenure of Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister of India. Many believe that from the first impressions by the trailer, it seems like while the movie portrays Dr. Singh as a patriot but hapless person, erstwhile Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi have been portrayed in a rather negative light.
Controversy further escalated when Congress’ arch-rival BJP came out to openly endorse the movie using official twitter handle.
This led many to accuse the movie of being a propaganda piece financed by BJP. A Congress leader in Maharashtra has threatened action if the film’s makers don’t organise a preview and agree to edit parts that “malign” the image of the party. However, BJP has strongly refuted allegations of financing the movie saying that political parties endorsing movies is nothing new. In their support, BJP recalled how several parties including Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had openly endorsed Udta Punjab, a movie based on the drug racket of Punjab.
Meanwhile, Anupam Kher, who has portrayed Dr. Singh in three movie, said that it is a common knowledge that Manmohan Singh remained under the pressure of a family (Gandhis).
Kher further said he is just an actor in this movie and has tried to play his part in the most efficient way. “I have worked so hard in this movie and has tried to play his part in the most efficient way. “I have worked so hard in this movie for my look and everything that even my mother could not identify in this look.”
There were rumours floating that the movie may face ban in Congress ruled Madhya Pradesh. However, MP Government led by veteran Congressman Kamal Nath has refuted making any such decisions yet.