The sudden, thought not unexpected, death of Goa’s ailing chief minister Manohar Parrikar has braked all activities related to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bio-pic.
The film directed by Omung Kumar, is to release on April 12. The poster was be released by Shri Amit Shah at his office in Delhi on March 18.And the film’s core team including director Omung Kumar and leading man Vivek Oberoi were all set to fly to Delhi when the nation went into mourning after Parrikar’s death.
“We’ve now postponed both the poster launch in Delhi and the trailer launch in Mumbai in deference to ManoharParrikarji’s death which has left the country shaken,” says a source close to the PM’s bio-pic.
Apparently the instruction to postpone all activity connected with the bio-pic came from the PM’s office.
There are rumours about the election code being transgressed by the film’s release in the midst of the Lok Sabha elections.
“But our decision to release the film on April 12 was based strictly on a boxoffice evaluation. It had nothing to do with politics.April 12 is the only Friday we had when we could release our film without opposition. Five days later Karan Johar’s Kalank releases and our film faces a big threat,” says the source close to the bipic.
Regarding the alleged transgression of the election code , the informed source makes a revelation about the bio-pic.
“Our film is not about Narendra Modi , the Prime Minister. It is about Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat. So theLok Sabha elections don’t even come in the film’s range of discussion,” says the source.