Added on : 2019-04-10 15:33:24
Yesterday, the Supreme Court had dismissed a petition by a Congress leader seeking to stop the release of the film, saying "too much of court time is wasted on these non-issues". The top court also said that it was for the Election Commission to decide if the film tilted the balance in favour of the ruling BJP, as alleged by the opposition Congress.
Now the Election Commission has stopped the release of "PM Narendra Modi", a biopic on the Prime Minister, till national elections are over. The commission said that any biopic "which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections should not be displayed in the electronic media", effectively banning the screening of the film, just a day before its release, coinciding with the start of elections.