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No ban on any film in MP: Kamal Nath


ANI New Delhi [India]
Retorting to controversy around movie 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday clarified that no movie will be banned in his state.
His statement comes after MP's Congress leader Syed Zafar stated that his party will not let the movie release in the state without watching it first.
The leader, in an exclusive interview with ANI, claimed that "Manmohan Singh is an intellectual leader. Using words like accidental prime minister is very wrong and we will not allow such a film."
He also stated that he has written a letter to the director regarding the film's title and the content of the movie.
Earlier Congress The Maharashtra Youth Congress raised objections to the Anupam Kher starrer and asserted that if the film is released without prior screening for their office bearers to ensure that none of the scenes is factually incorrect, they will resort to "other options" to stop the screening of the film.
'The Accidental Prime Minister' revolves around former prime minister Manmohan Singh's tenure as prime minister, and is based on the book of the same name written by Singh's advisor Sanjaya Baru.
Earlier today, in an exclusive interview with ANI, Kher responded to the Youth Congress' protest saying, "The protests against the movie will result in increased publicity."
Also, Congress leader PL Punia escalated the controversy over the upcoming movie as he hit out at the BJP for sharing the trailer of the political drama on its Twitter handle. Speaking to media, he said: "This is a BJP game, they know their five years are about to complete and they have nothing to show to the people so they are using these tactics to divert attention."
Helmed by debutant Vijay Gutte and written by Hansal Mehta, the flick is slated to release on January 11, 2019.

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First Published: Dec 28 2018 | 6:10 PM IST

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