Just when Anupam Kher starrer ‘The Accidental Prime Minister (APM) seemed to be fading away from all controversy and newspaper headlines, the movie is once again back into the limelight. On Tuesday, Kher who is essaying the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the movie, took to twitter to share a concern with online video steaming site, YouTube.
Kher, in his tweet said that various people have reached out to him complaining that the trailer of his upcoming movie is either not appearing or at the 50th position in YouTube. “Dear @YouTube!!! I am getting messages & calls that in parts of our country if you type, trailer of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister, it is either not appearing or at 50th position. We were trending at No.1 yday. Please help,” he tweeted.
To verify the claims made by Kher, we searched for the Movie’s trailer on YouTube and found his concern to be true. For a keyword search of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister Trailer’, the online video streaming service is throwing up various media reports about the movie, instead of the actual trailer itself. Further, pretty surprisingly, the top result for the search is the trailer of ‘Thackeray’, another political biopic that is going to be released soon.
The issue has left people speculating on whether trailer is being intentionally suppressed due to the controversy that it has stirred. The movie is based on the tenure of Dr. Manmohan Singh as India’s Prime Minister. It is being believed that the movie portrays the Gandhi family in a negative light. Congressional party in several states has raised objections to the movie. So much so that in Madhya Pradesh, youth Congress leaders have gone on to the extent of threatening cinema hall owners from releasing the movie.