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After recurrent postponing, the biopic on Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi starring Vivek Oberoi is all set to release on May 24 countrywide, the makers of the film announced Friday.
The film, titled PM Narendra Modi, was earlier set to release on April 11 but was banned by the Election Commission amid Lok Sabha elections.
In its order last month, the Election Commission had banned the screening of PM Narendra Modi during the poll period, saying any such film that subserves the purpose of any “political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.”
The Election Commission order had come a day before the movie was to be released.
Producer Sandip Ssingh said he hopes PM Narendra Modi will have a smooth run in the theaters.
"As a responsible citizen, we respect the law of the country. After a lot of discussions and keeping the curiosity and excitement about the film in mind, we have decided to release the film immediately after the Lok Sabha election results," Singh said in a statement.
"We are now releasing our film on 24th May 2019. This is the first time a film will be promoted for only four days. I hope now nobody has any problem with the film and we are hoping for the smooth release this time," he added.
Directed by Omung Kumar, co-produced by Suresh Oberoi and Anand Pandit, PM Narendra Modi also features Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Sengupta and Darshan Kumaar.
By Sowmya Sangam