BJP mocks at Congress on their objections on movie - 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

The movie is based on Sanjaya Baru; says BJP

BJP mocks at Congress on their objections on movie - 'The Accidental Prime Minister' -

New Delhi, Dec 28: The trailer of movie 'The Accidental Prime Minister' dropped on Thursday and has been in all kinds of controversy with the Congress putting allegations on the film to be presenting a wrong image of the Congress.

The BJP, on the other hand, made a light on the same by stating that the movie is totally based upon the book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' wrote by Sanjaya Baru, a former aide of Dr. Manmohan Singh.

"The film is based on the works of Sanjaya Baru, who was media advisor to Dr Manmohan Singh," BJP IT cell chief Amit Maliya told a private TV channel.

Mr Malviya also tweeted saying: "Why does Congress want to censor a film when the book it is based on was published way back in April 2014? Just because fewer people read books than watch a movie?"

"Where are the champions of free speech and expression? Stand up for artistic freedom," he wrote.

BJP's Twitter handle also has shared an audio visual capsule on the trailer of the movie, which is set to be released on January 11 next year.

"Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years. Was Dr Singh just a regent who was holding on to the PM's chair till the time heir was ready? Watch the official trailer of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister, based on an insider's account, releasing on 11 Jan," the message on the micro- blogging site said.

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit has said the author of the book has been "unfair" to Dr Singh.

"I don't think anybody should protest...But those people who are portrayed wrongly, they have right to
(complain)," he said.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has dismissed suggestions to stop screening of the film.

"As much as the Congress, its branches and off-shoots and other well wishers of Dr Manmohan Singh may find the movie disagreeable, we can't talk about intolerance and then threaten to stop all screenings," he tweeted.

"Dr Singh's record and legacy won't be the product of one single movie or book," he wrote.