"The news of ban on the movie "The Accidental Prime Minister" by Madhya Pradesh government is wrong and misleading", the state Public Relations Department said in a tweet. "From its trailer, it seems the film has been funded by the BJP to defame Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and the party", Bhubaneswar District Congress President, Manas Choudhury said.
The clarification came after a section of media reported that the movie, based on a book of the same name by Singh's media adviser Sanjaya Baru, was banned in the state.
Rashtriya Janata Dal tweeted from its official Twitter handle, "Propaganda and Financial Partner- BJP". Was Dr (Manmohan) Singh just a regent who was holding on to the Prime Minister's chair till the time heir (Rahul Gandhi) was ready?
@BJPIndia: Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years.
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The Trailer for "The Accidental Prime Minister" has got the BJP's endorsement. "We demand a full screening of the film before its official release in India and overseas".
"Sponsored a book before 2014, sponsored a movie before 2019 elections", Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said.
" Un ke (Congress) neta pe film bani hai, they should be happy, aapko bheed lekar bhejni chahiye film dekhne ke liye, kyunki dialogues hain usme jaise ki " main desh ko bechunga?" jis se lagta hai ki kitne mahaan hain Manmohan Singh Ji", Kher added. Until then, check out the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister. Reacting to the controversy, Kher said, "The more they protest, more publicity they will give to the film".
The actor, however, defended Manmohan Singh as a person, saying he was "very humane" but not a "well versed politician".
Directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, the film is a biographical political drama, presented by Rudra Production (UK), Bohra Bros in association with Dr Jayantilal Gada (Pen India Limited).