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'The Accidental Prime Minister': FIR against Anupam Kher and 13 others

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Kher's upcoming film 'The Accidental Prime Minister' has been at the centre of political controversies ever since the trailer of the film released. On Tuesday, a local court of Muzaffarpur, ordered to register an FIR against and 13 others in connection with a petition filed by Sudhir Ojha against the film.

In his complaint, Ojha had stated that he felt "hurt" and upset upon viewing the promos of the biographical drama. Besides Kher, who plays the role of former in the film, others mentioned in the complaint include who appears in the role of noted

Sudhir's report claimed that the film projected the country and a host of its political leaders in very poor light.

Earlier, another plea was filed in the demanding a ban on the trailer of the movie. The petitioner named had told ANI, "I have taken this step as a citizen. They have deliberately made this movie ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to wash the minds of voters. Being a voter myself, I don't want other people to go and cast their votes influenced by this film."

is likely to hear the petition filed by Pooja against the trailer on January 9, 2019.

The trailer of Kher-starrer 'The Accidental Prime Minister' drew a lot of flak from the party as well.

Maharashtra Youth raised objections over the film and demanded its special screening to ensure that none of the scenes is factually incorrect.

The political controversy over caught after the BJP on Thursday shared its trailer calling the movie a "riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 years." The starrer is all set to release on January 11.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 17:02 IST