The Accidental Prime Minister: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed the PIL seeking a ban on the film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ and its trailer. The petition alleged that this movie has defamed the Prime Minister’s constitutional post. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao said that the petitioner does not have the right to file a petition and it includes personal interest. The petitioner Pooja Mahajan had alleged that the provisions of cinematograph law are being misused. The filmmaker has released the trailer, which has damaged the image of the Prime Minister’s post and is being defamed at national and international level. The petition filed by Mahajan through advocate Arun Maitri had said that the trailer violated Section 416 of the Indian Penal Code because it is not acceptable to impersonate the living character or the living in the law.
The film is based on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s former Media Advisor Sanjay Baru’s book “The Accidental Prime Minister”. In The Accidental Prime Minister, there is Akshay Khanna in the role of Sanjay Baru and Anupam Kher role of Manmohan Singh.
The film will be released on Friday (January 11). Advocate Maitree said that the producers of the film did not have any consent from the artists for presenting the lives, performances, and voice of Manmohan Singh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi.
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The film is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru, a former media advisor to Manmohan Singh. Akshaye Khanna features as Baru and Divya Seth Shah plays Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur in the movie.
It is directed by debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte along with Hansal Mehta as the creative producer.