Nitin Gadkari, Vivek Oberoi release PM Modi biopic’s fresh poster


NEW DELHI: Union minister Nitin Gadkari and actor Vivek Oberoi on Monday launched a fresh poster of ‘PM Narendra Modi’, a biopic on the Prime Minister, ahead of its release later this week.

“Aa rahe hai dobara PM Narendra Modi, ab koi rok nahi sakta (PM Modi is coming back again, now nobody can stop him),” the poster of the Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic said.

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The poster was shared on the official Twitter handle of the film as well. “भारत में हर बड़े काम कि शुरूवात शंख बजा कर की जाती है (In India, all big things are started with a blow of the conch) …Here’s presenting the new poster of #PMNarendraModi,” it read.

The makers of Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic on the Prime Minister have said the film will be released on May 24, a day after the results of the Lok Sabha elections are to be declared.

The Election Commission had stopped the screening of ‘PM Narendra Modi’ on April 10, a day ahead of its release, till the end of national elections on May 19. The poll panel had said that any such film that subserves the purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.

The Congress party had alleged that the film’s release close to the national election violated the model code of conduct and said it was designed to “manipulate, influence and impress viewers and voters”. The party had also pointed out that four office-bearers of the BJP were among the producers of the Modi biopic, which tells the PM’s journey from his days selling tea at a train station.

The film’s producers had challenged the film’s ban in the Supreme Court. But, the top court had refused to lift the ban and declined to interfere with the poll body’s order.

Directed by Omung Kumar, the film also features Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Sengupta and Darshan Kumaar, among others. Suresh Oberoi and Anand Pandit are co-producers of the film.