The Supreme Court has dismissed the plea seeking
the release of ‘PM Narendra Modi’ a biopic on the Prime Minister.
The EC had deferred the release of the biopic
till the elections are over arguing that displaying material that promotes a
political figure would go against the core principle of the Model Code of
Conduct of creating a level-playing field for elections.
The producers of the film had challenged the
Election Commission’s decision to stop the release despite getting clearance
from the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC). Following the plea, the
SC had directed the EC to re-examine its earlier order and take an informed
decision on the stay.
Recently, the Election Commission submitted a
report to SC where it stood by its decision to defer the release of the PM
Narendra Modi biopic. The EC had contended that the film is a hagiography. The film has treated the subject with undue
reverence, and its public screening during poll campaign would tilt the