The controversy surrounding Anupam Kher starrer ‘Accidental Prime Minister’ doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon, with NSUI warning Cinema hall owners in Madhya Pradesh of consequences for releasing the movie. This threat comes despite the fact that Kamal Nath led Government has clarified that there are no decisions of banning the movie in MP yet.
The warning came from Madhya Pradesh NSUI Chief Vipin Wankhede through a Facebook post. In his Facebook post, Wankhede called the film, based on former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s media advisor Sanjaya Baru’s book, as a part of BJP’s propaganda, and added wrote that theatre owners will be responsible for the damage if they screen this film which has falsehoods.
Earlier, NSUI in Maharashtra had demanded pre-screening of the movie, and said they have “other options” if their demand is not met. However, this demand was later withdrawn.
Reacting to the warning issued by Madhya Pradesh NSUI chief, BJP spokesperson Umesh Sharma demanded that Chief Minister Kamal Nath order police protection for all theatres where the Anupam Kher-starrer film will be screened, news agency PTI reported.
The trailer of the film released on Thursday, which stoked a major controversy. Many have alleged that the movie portrays Gandhi family and especially former Congress President Sonia Gandhi in a negative light. However, makers have refuted such allegations stating that the story is open to interpretations.
Controversy gained further ground, when BJP’s official twitter handle shared the movie’s trailer on the same day. Various people have accused the movie of being a BJP funded propaganda piece.