Javed Akhtar shocked to see his name on credits for Narendra Modi biopic

Published: March 24, 2019
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PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

Famed Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar has called out Omung Kumar’s forthcoming biopic on Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. The film stars actor Vivek Oberoi in the lead role as Modi.

However, the film has been broiled in controversy ever since it was announced. The latest issue arose when Akhtar expressed shock after seeing his name under the ‘lyrics’ section on the film’s poster, reported India Today.

Akhtar took to Twitter to post a screenshot of the credits with a caption that read, “Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it!”

A day later, producer Sandip Singh clarified that the veteran’s name is in the credits as the team has used an old song written by him in the film, reported Hindustan Times. “We have taken the songs Ishwar Allah from the film 1947:Earth and the song Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon from the film Dus in our film, thus we have given the due credits to respective lyricists Javed sahab and Sameer ji,” he tweeted.

Other than Akhtar, the poster gives credit to Prasoon Joshi, Sameer, Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay, Sardaraa, Parry G and Lavraj.

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