'The Accidental Prime Minister': Bihar Court Orders FIR Against Actors, Director

Carla Harmon
January 11, 2019

The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice A K Sikri which said the matter would come up for hearing in the regular course. The Accidental Prime Minister is based on the novel written by Sanjaya Baru who was the media advisor of Manmohan Singh in the year 2004-2008.

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". According to ANI, the court has now directed that an FIR be filed.

The veteran actor had been defending the content of his film after many people criticised it for hitting the theatres before Lok Sabha elections.


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.

Others named in the complaint include actors essaying the roles of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president (then national general secretary) Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his deputy Lal Krishna Advani and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav.

After the increased buzz of the movie as it will leak out many political secrets and facts about the famous political leaders of our country, the film is predicted to collect Rs 3 Crore on the Box Office.


It alleged that promo of the film showed that the movie has been produced "simply to damage the image" of Singh.

Advocate Sangram Patnaik, appearing for film producers Sunil Bohra and Dhaval Gada, had told the high court that the plea was not maintainable and how the production house was not made a party in it.


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