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

Tanya Cunningham
December 28, 2018

With the BJP facing flak online for sharing the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister on Twitter, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Friday waded into the controversy asking whether the party doesn't have the freedom to extend wishes to a film.

On Thursday, the Congress demanded special screening of the movie as they wanted to ensure that none of the scenes is factually incorrect. While the movie is highly controversial as it does not show the Congress party leaders in much good light, its trailer started trending on social media as soon as it got released, and has been liked by many.

Anupam Kher is playing the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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.

He made it clear that the makers launched the promo only after due clearance from the censor board. Meanwhile, the Congerss has denied reports that it is seeking a ban on the release of Anupam Kher-starrer The Accidental Prime Minister.

The trailer was well received by the ruling BJP, which tweeted the clip along with praises. The trailer shows Singh as the "victim" of inside politics of the Congress ahead of 2014 general elections, which the United Progressive Alliance lost.

The BJP wrote on Twitter, "Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years". Until then, check out the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister.

"Haal hi main Rahul Gandhi ji ka tweet padha tha, jisme freedom of expression pe unhone bola tha, toh I think unko daatna chahiye un logon ko ki aap ghalat baat kar rahe ho (Recently, Rahul Gandhi had tweeted on freedom of expression, so he should take them (those protesting) to task and say what they are doing is wrong)", the actor further said. "Dr Singh's record & legacy won't be the product of one single movie or book", Abdullah tweeted. "But I am an actor, they will decide".

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

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