Maharashtra Youth Congress Objects To ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’: Starring Anupam Kher And Akshaye Khanna Demands, Prior Screening

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The Youth Congress in Maharashtra has objected to the trailer of the movie, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, claiming that it shows the party leaders in a ‘disparaging’ manner.

The trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister, based on the eponymous book by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh‘s media advisor Sanjaya Baru, has sparked a row over alleged distortion of facts. The trailer shows Singh as the victim of the inside politics of the Congress ahead of 2014 general elections, which the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) lost.

Satyajeet Tambe Patil, who leads the Maharashtra Youth Congress, has now written to the producers of the movie asking them to screen it for Congress leaders and get their approval or the party would not let the movie be released. “Facts have been played with and presented in an incorrect manner with regards to the ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi ji and the Congress party,” said Tambe Patil.

Patil told Responsible Corporate what the film was going to be like. “The way they have presented the characters (from the Congress) itself is unacceptable. Fake and unproven allegations have been used in the movie to discredit the party,” said the Maharashtra Youth Congress chief.

Tambe Patil also questioned the funding for the film and drew the attention to the director of the movie Vijay Gutte being arrested by the Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence for a Rs 34 crore GST fraud in August.

Raising objections to the “incorrect presentation of the facts“, Maharashtra Youth Congress Thursday demanded a prior screening of the movie and declared that they wouldn’t let the movie be screened anywhere in the country if their demand is not met.

If the said movie is released without prior screening for our office bearers and without making necessary changes recommended by us that we find out after viewing the movie it will be understood that you are doing this deliberately and we have other options open to stop the screening of the same across India,” Congress said in its letter.

Meanwhile, Anupam Kher, who is essaying the role of Singh in the film, said that the movie is going to be a “game changer” in political biopics as it does not shy away from taking real names.

Kher said the film is open to interpretations and it would be wrong to say that it supports or criticizes a particular political party. “There will be different kind of interpretations and one can have their own interpretation. People release patriotic films during Independence Day or Republic Day. This is a political film and we would like to release it in the election time.

What is the problem in that?” he said at the trailer launch of the film.

Directed by Vijay Gutte, the political drama features Akshaye Khanna as Baru, German actor Suzanne Bernert as Sonia Gandhi, Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi and Aahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi.

‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ portrays the life of former economist and India’s 13th Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who served the country from 2004 to 2014 under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. The film is based on the book of the same name written by Sanjaya Baru, who was Singh’s advisor at that time.

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