Thumbs-Up For Vivek Oberoi Starrer ‘PM Narendra Modi’: CBFC Gives Universal Certification, To Release On 11 April

Thumbs-Up For Vivek Oberoi Starrer ‘PM Narendra Modi’: CBFC Gives Universal Certification, To Release On 11 AprilVivek Oberoi (@ANI/Twitter)

Vivek Oberoi starrer biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally received a 'Universal' certification from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), ending the days of speculation surrounding its release.

On Monday (8 April 2019), the Supreme Court had refused to ban the release of the film, thus paving a smooth path for the movie, which has generated enough buzz for it to be called a controversy.

The movie was first set to release on 12 April 2019. Then citing clash with the multi-starrer 'Kalank' on the box office, the movie's release was advanced by a week to 5 April 2019. However, owing to a petition filed by a Congress activist, Supreme Court scheduled a hearing over the movie's release on 8 April 2019, making the 5 April release impossible. Thus, then the movie was postponed again to then be released on 11 April 2019.

Thus, the movie has been mired into a lot of last-minute drama, especially inviting backlash from opposition parties claiming the movie to have been made with an intention to influence the voters.

"We are very happy that we got the 'U' certificate from the Censor Board, and finally the film will be releasing on April 11. We are also very relieved that the Supreme Court has rejected the plea... It is clear now from everywhere," producer Sandeep Singh said in a statement.

The film 'PM Narendra Modi' will now be releasing tomorrow (11 April 2019), the same day when the first phase of 2019 Lok Sabha polls go live.