'The Accidental Prime Minister': Bihar Court Orders FIR Against Actors, Director

11 January, 2019, 19:19 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • The Accidental Prime Minister’ the Manmohan Singh biopic starring Anupam Kher in the titular role has been challenged in the Supreme Court as a piece of political propaganda intended to damage his reputation

Reacting to the Vijay Ratnakar Gutte's The Accidental Prime Minister, featuring Anupam Kher as former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Friday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) calling it a distortion of facts. The film released on 11 January 2019, seeking much more attention after coming to the news of the controversies happening.

Hearing a complaint alleging that the movie presents former prime minister Manmohan Singh and several other public figures in a "bad light", the sub-divisional judicial magistrate's court in Muzaffarpur directed the Kanti police station to lodge an FIR.

The Delhi High Court Monday refused to restrain Google and YouTube from airing trailer of "The Accidental Prime Minister", saying that the issue relates to someone which involves "public interest" and not "personal interest".


Earlier, Anupam Kher had said that films like The Accidental Prime Minister should be sent to Oscars. Ojha has further complained that actors who have played the role of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, his mother Sonia Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have damaged their image.

"Let me tell those who are doing this drama before the elections, they must also watch another film, it is called Disaster Prime Minister!"

It claimed that it "seems that film makers, producers have made an attempt to make commercial gains and the act of impersonation has been committed deliberately to defame the office of Prime Minister just to hype the excitement among the prospective viewers". It has been produced by Bohra Bros and released Rudra Production in association with Jayantilal Gada under the banner of Pen India Limited.

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