Anupam Kher in legal trouble for Manmohan Singh biopic

Published: January 3, 2019
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A case has been filed against actor Anupam Kher and others associated with upcoming film The Accidental Prime Minister in a Bihar court on Wednesday for damaging the image of some top people, reported India Today.

Lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha filed the case in Muzaffarpur’s Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court. The court has admitted the case and fixed January 8 to hear the case in Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court.

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Ojha in his petition complained that Kher and Akshay Khanna, who have played the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his press adviser Sanjaya Baru in the film, have damaged the image of both of them.

“It hurt me and many others,” he said.

In his complaint, Ojha said others who have played the role of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra also damaged their image. He has also complained against the film director and producer.

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Ever since the release of the film’s trailer, the project has been marred by controversies.

Kher, who has impersonated former Indian PM earlier took to Twitter to complain that the trailer of the film is not easily available on YouTube.

“Dear YouTube, I am getting messages and calls that in parts of our country if you type, trailer of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, it is either not appearing or at 50th position. We were trending at No 1 yesterday. Please help,” Anupam tweeted.

If one searches for the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister on YouTube, the user ends up getting Anupam’s interviews regarding the film. However, if one types The Accidental Prime Minister official trailer, the trailer will emerge right at the top.

Satyajeet Tambe Patil – President of the Maharashtra State Youth Congress – had sent a letter to the producer of the film demanding a special screening before it is released.

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He raised objections to “incorrect presentation of the facts” in the film.

Also featuring actor Divya Seth Shah as Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur, the film is scheduled to release on January 11.

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