Congress-ruled Madhya Pradesh bans The Accidental Prime Minister movie

The Accidental Prime Minister Trailer: This Anupam Kher- Akshaye Khanna Starrer Looks Gripping!

The Congress-led government in Madhya Pradesh on Friday said it has not banned the film The Accidental Prime Minister, in which Anupam Kher plays the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The state, where Congress formed a government with Kamal Nath as the Chief Minister earlier this month, is mulling on a ban on the film, according to reports.

The political controversy was sparked after the three-minute long trailer of the film was shared by the official Twitter handle of the BJP, @BJP4India.

The Accidental Prime Minister stars Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh and Akshaye Khanna as his media advisor Sanjaya Baru and is based on the eponymous book by the latter.

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A Congress leader alleged that the movie is totally funded by the BJP keeping the elections in mind.

The trailer of the movie shows Anupam Kher getting into the shoes of Singh, perfectly resembling the latter's appearance and body language.

In a letter issued to the makers of the film, Satyajeet Tambe Patil, president of the Maharashtra State Youth Congress has threatened to stop the screening of the film across India if cuts suggested by the office bearers of the Youth Congress aren't made. "Watch the official trailer of "The Accidental Prime Minister", based on an insider's account, releasing on 11 Jan!" the saffron party has tweeted out.

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Interestingly, the global actor who looks strikingly similar to the former Prime Minister with the turban and white beard, used to practice 3 - 4 hours daily perfecting his voice that could resemble to Dr Manmohan Singh.

"Can't we extend our wishes to a film?" He asked why Congress, which has been a champion of freedom, is now questioning it. "Even leaders of the Congress party used films like Udta Punjab (based on the drug menace in Punjab) to drive across their point", said the actor. Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh impresses with his body language.

Directed by Vijay Gutte, the political drama features German actor Suzanne Bernert as Sonia Gandhi, Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi and Aahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi.

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