Anupam Kher: No special screening of 'The Accidental Prime Minister' for Congress

28 December, 2018, 15:58 | Author: Jared Lewis
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The Indian National Congress's Maharashtra State Youth Wing has already demanded a special screening ahead of the release of the film. He further said the film is based on the book released by former prime minister Manmohan Singh's media advisor Sanjay Baru.

"The Accidental Prime Minister", starring Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh, is BJP's propaganda against their party, Congress leaders said on Friday as the former prime minister evaded comment on the growing controversy over the film on him. Was Dr Singh just a regent who was holding on to the PM's chair till the time heir was ready?

Congress leader and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said propaganda against the Congress and its leaders would not work and the truth shall prevail.

The BJP, on Thursday evening, tweeted the trailer from its official handle yesterday, a move that did not go down well with the Congress.

The film is slated to release on 11th January, 2019 and will be released in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu.

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Actor Anupam Kher claims that the audience would love his portrayal of Manmohan Singh and also believes that the film should be India's entry to the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars.

Sharing the trailer, the BJP wrote, "Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years". The trailer sees both Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna in top form. "It was quite challenging and one of the most hard roles I've ever played".

The film has sparked a row over alleged distortion of facts. To which, the then Congress president Sonia Gandhi says: "There is one corruption scandal after another".

The trailer shows that the makers of The Accidental Prime Minister have given great attention in making each of the characters resemble the real-life personalities. "So I think he should scold these people and tell them they are doing wrong". This is a political film and we would like to release it in the election time.

The film also Akshay Khanna, whose father Vinod Khanna was a BJP MP from Punjab until his death.

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