Supreme Court To Hear Plea Challenging Ban On PM Modi’s Biopic
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on April 15 a plea challenging the Election Commission's ban on the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear the plea filed by the biopic’s producers.
On April 10, the election watchdog banned the screening of the biopic during polling period, saying any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.
A day before that, the apex court had disposed of the petition filed by a Congress activist seeking stay on the release of the biopic, saying the EC was the right forum to decide the issue.
The top court had left it for the EC to take a call by saying that since the movie was not certified at that time by the Censor Board it could not entertain the petition seeking ban on the film. Later on that evening, the Censor Board had certified the biopic and the Congress activist on Wednesday succeeded in securing a ban on its release from the Election Commission.