QuickE: EC Stops Modi Biopic Release, Kangana’s Next Directorial

1. Vivek Oberoi Cancels Press Meet After EC Stops Modi Biopic Release

The Election Commission of India (EC) put a ban on the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during poll season on Wednesday, 10 April, just a day before it was slated to be released. In its order, the commission said that “any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.”

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections starts Thursday, 11 April.

The Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic, which was scheduled to be released on 11 April, had received a ‘Universal’ certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) merely hours before the EC ban.

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2. After Manikarnika Kangana’s Next Directorial An Epic Action Drama

Actor Kangana Ranaut.

After the period biopic Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut has finalised the script for her next directorial venture, an epic action drama based on a true story.

The film will be mounted on a huge scale, but will be different from any other epic that has been made recently, Kangana said in a statement.

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3. ‘No Fathers in Kashmir’ Team Releases Censored Scenes

Ashvin Kumar with his actors from No Fathers In Kashmir - Shivam Raina and Zara Webb.

No Fathers in Kashmir released last week to a lot of critical acclaim, but the journey to its release has been extremely tumultuous for the team of the film. The CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) sat on the Ashvin Kumar-directed film for over eight months, with Ashvin battling them to put out the film that he had set out to make.

The makers of the film have now released the censored footage from the film on YouTube. Director Ashvin Kumar gave a statement saying that the whole process has “mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted” him.

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4. Shah Rukh Reacts to Amitabh’s Complaint of ‘Badla’ Being Ignored

SRK and Amitabh Bachchan collaborated on  Badla.

Amitabh Bachchan, who recently starred along side Taapsee Pannu in Sujoy Ghosh's thriller Badla took to Twitter to complain about how nobody was really shouting from the roof tops about the success of the film.

Bachchan addressed the producers and the industry in general for ignoring the "silent success" of the thriller.

"About time someone started talking about this silent success .. !! because neither the Producer, nor the distributor, nor the on line Producer, or any else in the Industry, in general .. has even spent a nano second to compliment the success of this film #Badla .. thk u," Bachchan wrote.

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5. EC Did Them a Favour: Vishal Dadlani on Modi Biopic Ban

New Delhi: Singer Vishal Dadlani at IANS Office in New Delhi. 

The Election Commission (EC) stalled the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 10 April, citing a breach of Model Code of Conduct ahead of the general elections.

The order also applies to the broadcasting of NaMo TV and a web series based on Modi’s life, according to sources in the Election Commission.

The release of the Vivek Oberoi-starrer film, PM Narendra Modi, was stalled with the poll panel stating that “any biopic material in the nature of biography/hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any political entity or any individual entity connected to it, which is intended to, or which has the potential to disturb the level playing field, should not be displayed in electronic media, including cinematograph.”

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