EC removes trailers of Mamata Banerjee biopic from 3 websites
After banning the biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Election Commission has now trained its gun at West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's biopic 'Baghini'.
The Election Commission said the film has not been granted certificate from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The Election Commission got the trailers of a biopic on removed from three websites for alleged violation of its directives.
Stating that the film was yet to get a certification from the CBFC, the EC said it had received a report on the issue and it was being examined.
The EC had, in its April 10 order, said: "Any biopic material in the nature of biography/hagiography subserving the purposes of any political party or any individual entity connected to it, which is intended to, or which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections, should not be displayed in electronic media including cinematograph during the operation of model code of conduct".
Denying that she had any connection with a feature film reportedly made on her life, the West Bengal chief minister warned that she may be forced to file defamation suit against those spreading such rumours.
"What is all this nonsense being spread! I have nothing at all to do with any biopic. If some young people have collected stories and expressed themselves, that's up to them. Not related to us. I am not Narendra Modi. Please do not compel me to file for defamation by spreading lies," she tweeted.
(India Today TV/With PTI Inputs)