Congress doesn't want 'The Accidental Prime Minister' banned

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28 Dec 2018

Congress isn't mulling a ban on 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

Anupam Kher's upcoming movie The Accidental Prime Minister has hogged limelight after its trailer released on Thursday.

While Congress has cried propaganda over the movie and slammed BJP, it has denied reports that it is batting for the movie's ban in Madhya Pradesh.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted the party is not mulling any such action and criticized the Narendra Modi government.

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Backstory: Why has a movie deepened political lines

Backstory: Why has a movie deepened political lines

The movie, directed by Vijay Gutte, is based on Sanjaya Baru's book by the same name and focuses on Dr. Manmohan Singh's tenure as Prime Minister during UPA rule.

After the trailer released, BJP calling it 'riveting' in a tweet, and Congress supporters claimed it was just a work of fiction to malign the party ahead of general elections in 2019.

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Congress leader claims the movie is BJP's propaganda

While a ban is clearly out of question, many Congress leaders spoke against the movie.

Newly-elected Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said propaganda will not work this time and people will see through it.

Calling it BJP's handiwork, PL Punia said now that it is the time to give answers for the last five years, the party was diverting attention by raising such issues.

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Kher's defense

Amid noise, Kher says his movie wasn't made 'quietly'

Amid noise, Kher says his movie wasn't made 'quietly'

But Kher is standing by his movie. He said the trailer was released after the movie was 'censored'.

He also drew attention to the fact that the movie was not made 'quietly'. He claimed it was announced years ago, and his look was also revealed months ago.

"We have in fact only 15 days left for the film to come out," he said.

Hopes

Should nominate me for Oscars for this movie: Kher

Kher cited Hollywood's example and said their movies on political personalities got the actors Oscars.

He added this movie should be India's nomination for the Oscars and that everyone told him he looked exactly like Dr. Singh.

"I will say that these people who are protesting should suggest my name for the Oscars for being so close to Dr. Manmohan Singh," he said.

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Anupam Kher plays the role of Dr. Manmohan Singh in 'The Accidental Prime Minister'.

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'The Accidental Prime Minister' will release on January 11, 2019.

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Anupam Kher believes he should be nominated for Oscars for this movie.

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The Congress has refuted reports that it is looking to ban the movie in Madhya Pradesh.

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