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January 11, 2019
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‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ faces criticism in Kolkata

The Anupam Kher starrer Accidental Prime Minister, the motion picture dependent on the residency of previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, confronted tumult crosswise over Kolkata by Congress supporters and the screening of the motion picture must be ceased at one of the city theaters. Boss Minister Mamata Banerjee has additionally pummeled the film bringing up issues about the discharge calendar of the motion picture.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was available at Barasat, attacked the planning of the film’s discharge. “I don’t not have a place with the Congress, but rather this isn’t right. They have all of a sudden discharged a motion picture called Accidental Prime Minister before the Lok Sabha surveys. I don’t get that’s meaning? They ought to likewise make a film titled the disastrous Prime Minister,” she said.

The unease over the movie was evident among the Congress supporters since the trailer of the movie was released on the social media. Congress supporters in central Kolkata started gathering in front of the Hind Cinema since morning. Carrying flags of Congress and Youth Congress, they took out a rally to the Wellington crossing and started agitating in front of the Hind Cinema before the show started. They shouted slogans and demanded that the screening should be stopped. The agitators were stopped by police near the entry gate of the movie hall. They burnt an effigy of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the spot.

“There was a small rally and they were opposing the way Congress leaders like Sonia Gandhi and others were being portrayed in the movie. Even the title of the movie takes a derogatory stance about the former prime minister Manmohan Singh,” said Shadab Khan, newly elected president of Youth Congress in the state. “We did not want to stop the screening and none of our members entered the theatre premise. The cinema hall management took the decision to stop screening of the movie,” said Khan.

Another group of Congress supporters allegedly tried to stop screening at South Kolkata’s Indira Cinema Hall. “Primarily they demanded that the screening should be stopped and posters have to be removed. Later they demanded that the we cannot charge for the tickets. We sought police help and there was no trouble during the screening,” said Biswajit Pal, manager of Indira Cinema.

Meanwhile Pradesh Congress leaders on Friday dissociated themselves from the agitation in front of the Hind Cinema claiming that they support freedom of expression although they do not agree with the content of the movie. “Congress president Rahul Gandhihad earlier made it clear that we have nothing to do with it. We have been victims of propaganda off late, but we leave it to the good wisdom of the viewers who will go to the theatres to watch the movie,” said a Pradesh Congress leader. 

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