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Appeal filed in SC challenging Delhi HC order of dismissing PIL against 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Hours after the has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on release of trailer and of Anupam starrer 'The Accidental Prime Minister', an appeal has been filed in the against the order.

The matter is likely to be mentioned before a bench of on Thursday for urgent hearing of the appeal.

Earlier in the day the had dismissed the PIL and questioned the locus of the petitioner,

In the appeal Mahajan has sought stay of the release of trailer and of former Manmohan Singh's biopic, stating that it features an incorrect representation of the facts to malign Singh's image.

Dr. enjoys a national and international repute in the public at large as being the of from 2004-14, said the appeal, adding that makers, producers have made an attempt to make commercial gains and the act of "impersonation" have been committed deliberately to defame the office of just to hype the excitement amongst the prospective viewers.

"Dr. and the other living political personalities who have been depicted in this film, have not given their consent to portray them in this film. Hence, the release of the film amounts to serious invasion of their privacy," the appeal stated.

The recently released trailer of 'The Accidental Prime Minister' also drew a lot of flak from the party.

The film is based on facts chronicled in a book by Sanjaya Baru-- Manmohan Singh's media Advicer between 2004 and 2008. It revolves around Singh's life, the who served as the Prime Minister of from 2004 to 2014 under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 19:05 IST