A case was filed against the actor, and co-star Akshaye Khanna in a court in Bihar for their roles in the upcoming The Accidental Prime Minister.
Case filed against Anupam Kher, others, for 'damaging image' of leaders in The Accidental Prime Minister
Mumbai - 03 Jan 2019 11:02 IST
Considering no film with a political subtext ever escapes frivolous cases in India, The Accidental Prime Minister by Vijay Gutte seems to be on course. A case has now been filed against the cast and members of the film in a court in Bihar. The complaint alleges that the makers of the film have 'damaged' the image of some top leaders by their portrayal in the film.
The case was filed on Wednesday by lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha in Muzaffarpur's Chief Judicial Magistrate's court. The court has admitted the case, and fixed the hearing for 8 January 2019. The film is set to release in theatres on 11 January 2019.
In his complaint, Ojha alleged that Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna, who play the key roles of former prime minister Manmohan Singh and his advisor Sanjaya Baru, have damaged the image of the leaders. Speaking to IANS, he said, "It hurt me and many others."
Earlier in the day, Kher had tweeted about the trailer for the film being taken down from the YouTube channel. Kher was then seen in a video, as Manmohan Singh, exhorting viewers to go watch the film.
Dear @YouTube!!! I am getting messages & calls that in parts of our country if you type, trailer of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister, it is either not appearing or at 50th position. We were trending at No.1 yday. Please help. #HappyNewYear. #37millionviews 😊https://t.co/TUu4AtaRzk pic.twitter.com/KhoZJuxmmu— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 1, 2019
While we are dealing with the trailer issues of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister on @YouTube, here is a small request from our team with the link. Please retweet as much as you can. Thanks.🙏 https://t.co/3eEp6xiZaw pic.twitter.com/s7aoOOIgPP— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 2, 2019
The film is based on the book, The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh, by Baru.