Modi Biopic To Release On May 24, A Day After Election Results 2019
The makers of Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the movie will be released countrywide on May 24, a day after the 2019 Lok Sabha election results are declared. The Modi biopic, titled 'PM Narendra Modi', was earlier set to release on April 11 but was banned by the Election Commission.
In its order last month, the EC had banned the screening of the Modi biopic during the poll period, saying any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.
The EC order had come a day before the movie was to be released.
Producer Sandip Singh said he hopes the Modi biopic will have a smooth run in theatres.
"As a responsible citizen we respect the law of the country. After a lot of discussions and keeping the curiosity and excitement about the film in mind we have decided to release the film immediately after the Lok Sabha election results," Singh said in a statement.
"We are now releasing our film on 24th May 2019. This is the first time a film will be promoted for only four days. I hope now nobody has any problem with the film and we are hoping for the smooth release this time," he added.
The Modi biopic was released in 38 countries on April 11.
Directed by Omung Kumar, the Modi biopic features Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Sengupta and Darshan Kumaar, besides Vivek Oberoi in the titular role. Suresh Oberoi and Anand Pandit are co-producers of the movie.