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PIL against 'The Accidental Prime Minister' trailer dismissed

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a ban on the trailer of the movie "The Accidental Prime Minister" on the ground it had caused unaccountable damage to the name and fame of the office of the

A bench of and Justice rejected the Public Interest Litigation filed by Pooja Mahajan, a Delhi-based through her

The is based on a similarly titled the book by Sanjaya Baru, the former media of former

Actors and play and Baru in the film, slated to release on Friday.

The PIL said the will harm the image of such as and will give it a bad name nationally and internationally.

On Monday, a single bench disposed off the plea saying it should be refiled as a public suit.

The plea said the trailer violated Section 416 of the Indian Penal Code as impersonation of a living character or living persons is not permissible in law.

In the plea, Mahajan had requested the court to issue direction to the Centre, Google, and Central Board of Certification (CBFC) to take steps to stop the exhibition and display of the trailer.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 11:48 IST