Won't let 'The Accidental Prime Minister' release in Madhya Pradesh: Congress

Won't let 'The Accidental Prime Minister' release in Madhya Pradesh: Congress

The film is slated to release on 11th January, 2019 and will be released in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu.

The Congress-led government in Madhya Pradesh Friday said it has not banned the film ' The Accidental Prime Minister', in which Anupam Kher plays former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

"About one-and-a-half years back, my friend Ashok Pandit told me that there is a film being made on Dr Manmohan Singh, and of course everybody heard about the book and the controversy behind the book".

The film also stars Akshay Khanna as Sanjay Baru, Arjun Mathur and Aahana Kumra as Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi, respectively.

Anupam Kher featured in two of the most dramatic and most amusing movies of 2018, Aiyaary and Baa Baa Black Sheep, respectively.

Kher's comment comes a day after Maharashtra Youth Congress raised objections to the film and asserted that if the film is released without prior screening for their office bearers, they will resort to "other options" to stop the screening of the film.

Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years. "We don't want to give any unnecessary publicity to this film by protesting it", said Congress' media in-charge Narendra Saluja.

The controversy has erupted over the movie "The Accidental Prime Minister" and the BJP, Congress both are in action to pounce upon the makers of the movie.

The film is based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Sanjaya Baru. He says, "My first reaction was I should not be part of this film because Dr Manmohan Singh is a current political personality".

The film is directed by Vijay R. Gutte, son of Ratnakar Gutte, an MLA from the BJP-allied Rashtriya Samaj Paksha.

The trailer shows that the makers of The Accidental Prime Minister have given great attention in making each of the characters resemble the real-life personalities.

"The book is written by a man who was very close to the prime minister at that time".

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