‘PM Narendra Modi’ movie biopic to release on May 24

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Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi dressed up as Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the trailer launch of his upcoming film "PM Narendra Modi" in Mumbai, on March 20, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Bollywood biopic “PM Narendra Modi” will hit the theatres on May 24, after the Lok Sabha Election results are announced, the makers said on Friday.

The film, on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was stopped just a night before its worldwide release on April 11 when the parliamentary polls kicked off.

New Delhi: Prime Minister and BJP leader Narendra Modi addresses supporters of BJP’s ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign from Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium and interacted with people from across 500 locations in the country through video conferencing, in New Delhi on March 31, 2019. (Photo: IANS/BJP)

The Election Commission said that any material which disturbs a level playing field should not be allowed.

Producer Sandip Ssingh said: “As a responsible citizen, we respect the law of the country. After a lot of discussions and given the curiosity and excitement about the film, we have decided to release the film immediately after the Lok Sabha Election results (to be announced on May 23).

“We will now release our film on May 24.”

Since the election end on May 19, Ssingh said it will “only have 4 days promotions before its release”.

“I hope now nobody will have any problem with the film and we are hoping for a smooth release,” he added.

The film has actor Vivek Anand Oberoi playing Modi.

Calicut: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting in Calicut, Kerala on April 12, 2019. (Photo: IANS/BJP)

Other cast members include Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Sengupta, Anjan Shrivastav, Yatin Karyekar, Ramakant Dayma, Akshat R Saluja, Jimesh Patel and Darshan Kumaar.

Directed by Omung Kumar B, and co-produced by Ssingh, Suresh Oberoi and Anand Pandit, the film will traverse the journey of Modi from his humble beginnings to becoming the Prime Minister of India.