With a final much-awaited announcement regarding the fate of the Biopic of PM Modi, the Election Commission on Wednesday banned the screening of the biopic during the poll period while adding that any such film that subserved the purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.
The order came a day before the movie was scheduled to be released.
The first phase of Lok Sabha elections begins today.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by a Congress activist seeking a stay on the release of the biopic saying that the Election Commission would be an "appropriate" place to seek redressal.
The Court said that it won’t entertain the petition for the stay on the release of the film as it was "premature", as the movie was yet to be certified by the Censor Board.
It added that even if the film will release on April 11th, as claimed by the Congress activist, it will be appropriate for him to seek redressal from the Election Commission.
The plea had sought to postpone the biopic's release till the completion of the Lok Sabha polls, alleging that it was designed to "manipulate, influence and impress viewers and voters.