Vivek Anand Oberoi's PM Narendra Modi biopic has run into another roadblock. The Election Commission of India has stopped the release of the film till the end of the elections. The film was scheduled to release on Thursday, April 11th which is also the day when 91 constituencies in India go to vote in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019. The Congress had moved every court in the country to stop it with the Supreme Court refused to stay its release recently.
The Election Commision has released a statment on not just the Narendra Modi biopic but also films like NTR Laxmi and Udyama Simham.
Late yesterday, the makers of the film had released the CBFC certificate of the film. The NaMo biopic had been passed with a U/A certificate after the Supreme Court refused to put a ban on the release of the film. The Supreme Court's bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogi and comprising of Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna had stated that the opposition party's plea was 'premature' since the film was yet to get its certificate from the CBFC. The bench added, that the petitioner could seek redressal from the Election Commission. The EC has only stayed the release of the film till the end of the elections and the new date of release is awaited. Vivek Oberoi and team completed the film in 38 days for it to be on time for the elections. Looks like all of that has now gone to waste.