Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic “PM Narendra Modi” is set to hit the screens on Friday, April 11, the same day when the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections 2019 are set to begin.
The film, in which Vivek Oberoi is playing the role of PM Modi was originally scheduled to release on April 5, but was postponed because the censor certification was still awaited.
The biopic’s producer Sandip Ssingh took to twitter, “'PM Narendra Modi' is officially releasing on April 11, 2019," he tweeted along with the film's poster which announced the film’s final release date.
The announcement comes just a day after the film's makers deferred its release from April 5, following the Supreme Court's decision to set the date to hear a plea seeking to block the movie's release, for April 8.
Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, who plays the titular role in the film, had also tweeted: "Thank you to each and every one of you for your blessings, love and support. Thank you to the Indian judiciary. We hope you like the film and that it inspires you all! Jai Hind."
“When he speaks, the world listens,”. “Get ready to know the journey of #PMNarendraModi, now releasing April 11”, read the tweet on the movie’s official account.
Directed by Omung Kumar, the film narrates the story of Modi from his humble beginnings with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to the historic win in General Elections 2014 which finally lead him to become the Prime Minister of India.
Earlier, Ssingh and other makers of "PM Narendra Modi" received flak for planning to release the movie on April 12, just a day after the first phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. Its release date was then preponed to April 5.
However, a plea by Aman Panwar, a Congress spokesman, contends that the release of the Modi biopic ahead of the election would give undue advantage to the BJP in the polls.
The seven-phase General Elections 2019 will begin from April 11 with the last voting day on May 19.