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SC moved against 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The was moved on Wednesday challenging the order dismissing a PIL seeking a ban on showing the trailer of the movie 'The Accidental Prime Minister,' portraying former Dr Singh.

The High Court dismissed the plea today. The petitioner had also challenged granting certification to the film.

The film is based on a book with the same title written by Sanjaya Baru, former Singh's Baru's book was published on April 20, 2014.

The petition has contended that the trailer on is misleading and was

factually incorrect as there are various inputs not based on the book.

Describing the trailer as "misleading," petitioner Pooja Mahajan, a fashion designer, says she has "discovered that wrong propaganda was being carried at the behest of some political party.

Mahajan contends the trailer of the film is "gives an impression that there were confrontations within the government and with the party on the issue of election, nuclear deal, Kashmir, relations with the party and other matters".

plays the role of Singh, that of and of has acted as with the role of being played by Akshay Khanna.

The petitioner has contender that on June 8, 2017 then of (CBFC) had told the makers of the film that they needed to have a 'no objection certificate' from former Singh and before releasing the film.

The petitioner claims as a "known fact" that the film producers have not taken any consent/permission from Dr Singh, Mrs Gandhi and "to perform their characters or perform their political life or to dress up in the same way as they had been doing in their normal life or copy their voice in any manner."

The bench of and Justice on Wednesday rejected Mahajan's PIL.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 19:42 IST