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'The Accidental Prime Minister' release met with resistance

IANS  |  New Delhi 

'The Accidental Prime Minister', which explores Singh's tenure as a Prime Minister, on Friday released amid tight security as activists protested at some places.

The Delhi Youth Wing of the on Friday wrote to cinema halls urging them not to show 'The Accidental Prime Minister' as the film will defame both Singh and the country across the globe.

In a letter to cinema halls, Ramandeep Singh, of Delhi, Youth Wing, said such films are a "serious attack on the minorities by the anti-minority forces such as RSS."

"The film deliberately demeaned the image of Singh, the first Sikh of India, who is a world-renowned The film will not only defame Singh but the country as well across the globe.

"It shows the most critical and important decisions taken by Singh, in the capacity as the on the issues like nuclear deal and Kashmir, were unconstitutional. This will send a very bad picture in the international realm."

He said is shown as a in the film.

"However, everyone knew that all parties, including the BJP and Akali Dal, had supported him on the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill. Such a is intentionally shown a in this film."

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

In Punjab's city, the film's screening was stopped in a multiplex following protests. The activists held a protest outside the following which the multiplex management did not start the show to prevent untoward incidents.

and administration officials were present when the protest took place.

The film was however, screened in multiplexes in Chandigarh, around 130 km from here.

In Kolkata, the screening of the film was cancelled at a theatre due to security reasons amid protest demonstrations by youth activists, police said.

According to the viewers at the near central Kolkata's Chandni Chowk area, the show was cancelled after screening for just 10 minutes on its opening day.

"There was an agitation by a certain group outside the hall," a of said told IANS.



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 23:04 IST