The producers of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told the Election Commission that the film has no link with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and that they had put in their personal money to make the film.
Last week, the Election Commission had issued notice to the makers of PM Narendra Modi and the BJP following the Opposition’s demand that the film’s release be postponed till the Lok Sabha elections are over.
The producers of the film – Anand K Pandit, Sandeep Ssingh, Manish Acharya and Suresh Oberoi – have responded to the poll panel’s notice, but the BJP is yet to do so, according to PTI sources.
“The said film has been made as a commercial venture by our clients and other producers who are from the film industry,” said lawyer Hitesh Jain on behalf of the producers. And also added that “If a producer who is producing a movie relating to a political figure and/or political party is presumed [to be] having a political nexus, then every movie made in India involving political leaders [past and present] will be identified as a propaganda movie.”