The Delhi High Court Monday refused to restrain Google and YouTube from airing trailer of "The Accidental Prime Minister", saying that the issue relates to someone which involves "public interest" and not "personal interest".
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea challenging the January 7 order of the Delhi High Court which had disposed of a petition seeking to ban the trailer of upcoming movie, "The Accidental Prime Minister". The much-anticipated film based on Sanjaya Baru, the media advisor of Dr Manmohan Singh who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014 is expected to garner good digits as the box office.
It was previously reported that the court has admitted the case and fixed 8 January to hear the case in Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court.
Actor Anupam Kher plays the role of Manmohan Singh, Suzanne Bernert that of Sonia Gandhi and Arjun Mathur of Rahul Gandhi. The petitioner, Pooja Mahajan, claims that from the trailer it appears that the movie has been made "just to create a different impression in the minds of the people and to brainwash them". They also raised slogans against the actors and the producer of the film.
The plea, filed through advocate A Maitri, has claimed that "at present if the film is allowed to be released, then it will cause unaccountable damage to the name and fame of the office of Prime Minster of India". Praising his acting skills, Anupam's mother also said she could not believe it's her son and exclaimed, "What do you eat, I don't understand!"
The plea also alleged that if the film will be released, friendly relations with the U.S. and other foreign states were likely to be affected. The best part is that it shows the human side of Manmohan Singh though not to a great deal.