August 21, 2019
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Delhi HC declines to consider petition seeking ban on ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ trailer

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The top court of the Indian state of Delhi has declined to consider a petition seeking the ban on the trailer of upcoming political thriller movie ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, which discusses the story of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.   

The petitioner’s effort was to convince the court that the act of impersonation of a living character, without his/her permission, was illegal under the Section 416 of the Indian Penal Code.

The court has observed that the petition was of Public Interest Litigation, than simple petition in nature. Though dismissed, the petitioner has been allowed to approach again with the PIL in connection with the issue.

Since the day the trailer of the controversial political thriller was released, the concerned has received numerous criticisms. Most of the critics are of the opinion that it is an attempt to taint the image of a person who once helped the highest office.

From the thriller, it is somewhat clear that it is not an effort to taint the image of the leader on whom the movie is made, but is targeted against a family, to which the grand old party’s true leadership has been reduced.

Should we encourage the efforts to prevent the film form hitting the silver screen?    

 

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