The Anupam Kher starrer Manmohan Singh biopic “The Accidental Prime Minister” seems to have landed in a fresh trouble, with a Muzaffarpur court in Patna ordering FIRs against makers and actors of the movie. The court has ordered to file 13 FIRs against the makers and actors. This include, Anupam Kher who is essaying the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and the actors playing former Congress President, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra, etc.
The Court’s order came in response to a petition which accused the movie of the defaming image of Country’s top political leaders. Petitioner, Advocate Sudhir has alleged that he felt hurt upon viewing the promos of the movie on YouTube and TV channels. The film is set to hit the silver screen on January 11.
The petition further stated that the film projects the country and a host of its political leaders, ranging from former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his deputy Lal Krishna Advani, BSP Chief Mayawati, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, in very poor light.
The petition was filed under IPC sections 295, 153, 153A, 293, 504 and 120B relating to promoting enmity between different groups, the sale of obscene objects, insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal conspiracy.
A few days back, a similar petition was also filed in the Delhi High Court, seeking a ban on the trailer of the political drama that shows former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a victim of Congress’ infighting. The petition was filed by Pooja Mahajan who said that the film has been made to create the wrong impression in minds of people, news agency ANI reported.