The film staring Vivek Oberoi was scheduled to be released in theatres across the country on April 11, Thursday, also the day of the first phase of polling. The film had reportedly been cleared by the censors with a “U” certificate on Tuesday but had been criticized by opposition parties which took the matter to court. Only yesterday, the Supreme Court had dismissed a petition filed by a Congress activist seeking stay on the film’s release, saying the Election Commission would be an “appropriate” place to seek the redressal.
The commission said that the film cannot be released as long as the model copde of conduct is in place.
Any Biopic material in nature of biography sub serving the purpose of any political entity or any individual entity connected to it, which has potential to disturb level playing field during the election, should not be displayed in Electronic media including cinematograph,” theEC said in a statement.
–India legal Bureau