The Election Commission has not yet taken a decision pertaining to a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as the matter is currently pending before the Supreme Court.
“The next Supreme Court hearing in the matter is scheduled for April 8. Therefore, we have not taken any decision,” an official said.
The biopic has been put off indefinitely, according to its producer Sandip Ssingh.
“This is to confirm, our film ‘PM Narendra Modi’ is not releasing on 5th April. Will update soon,” Mr. Ssingh tweeted on Thursday, amid a PTI report that the biopic was yet to get certification from the Censor Board.
The Opposition parties, including the Congress, the CPI(M) and the CPI, had earlier petitioned the Election Commission to delay the film’s release till the elections on May 19 saying that it would otherwise influence the voters in violation of the Model Code of Conduct.