The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed the plea to ban trailer of the movie 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. Justice Vibhu Bakhru Bakhru found that the fashion designer of Delhi, Pooja Mahajan, has no personal connection with this case. The petition filed by Mahajan through advocate Arun Maitri had said that the trailer violated Section 416 of the Indian Penal Code because it is not acceptable to impersonate the living character or the living in the law.
The film is based on a similarly titled book by Sanjaya Baru, the erstwhile media advisor of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
In 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Actors Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna play Manmohan Singh . The film will be released on Friday.
Advocate Maitri said that the producers of the film did not have any consent from the artists for presenting the lives, performances and voice of Manmohan Singh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi.
As per Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) guidelines on films based on real-life characters, a 'no objection certificate (NOC)' is required, but for the trailer, no such NOC was obtained, the petitioner said.
The petitioner said that according to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), 'NOC' is required for films based on real-life characters, but no such NOC certificate has been obtained for the trailer. In the petition, Mahajan requested the court to issue instructions to the Center, Google, YouTube and CBFC to take steps to stop the trailer from appearing.
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