SC postpones hearing on Modi biopic to Tuesday


"Why should we direct that individual be given a copy of the film?" the bench asked.

The apex court also did not allow Mr Panwar's plea to let him get a copy of the biopic movie.

The CJI asked the petitioner how could the court stall the release of a film if the Central Board of Film Certification certifies it. The bench also stated that there is no cause of action or sufficient evidence to challenge its release.

However, the film, which is a biopic on Modi, has been courting controversy for being released around the election time. "There is only a statement from the producer for its release".

Pakistan says it has intelligence of new Indian attack this month
The statement came hours after Qureshi told a news conference in Multan that India had generated a war-like situation. Qureshi also criticised the global community for remaining silent over Indian aggression against Pakistan on Feb 26.

However, the bench said it can not decide on the grievances raised by the petitioner as it did not know what was there in the film. Vivek Oberoi is a star campaigner for national polls for BJP in Gujarat. A lot of people, including the opposition, accused the makers of the Modi biopic of making a propaganda feature film to influence the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Following SC's decision to entertain a plea on blocking PM Modi biopic on April 8, the release date now is shifted to April 11.

PM Narendra Modi actor claimed it took 16 days to finalise his look for the film.

"The movie was driven by little to no artistic inspiration and was instead created to manipulate, influence and impress viewers and voters in the upcoming elections", the petitioner said in his plea.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the petitioner, said that the film violates the Model Code of Conduct.