PM Narendra Modi, the much-publicized biopic on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will not enter theatres on 5th April as it has failed to receive the required censor certificate for its theatrical release in the country.
The movie, which features actor Vivek Oberoi in the titular role of PM Narendra Modi, is now aiming to lock 12th April as the new release date. Interestingly, 12th April was the original release date of the film before it was preponed to 5th April.
Sandeep Ssingh, who has co-produced the biopic with actor-producer Suresh Oberoi, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to confirm the delay, but he did not mention the new release date. “This is to confirm our film PM Narendra Modi is not releasing on 5th April. Will update soon,” wrote Ssingh.
Besides Vivek Oberoi, PM Narendra Modi also stars Zarina Wahab as Modi’s mother, Heeraben Modi, Barkha Bisht as Modi’s estranged wife, Jasodhaben, Manoj Joshi as Amit Shah, Prashant Narayanan as a dishonest businessman.
The controversial film, which chronicles the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his childhood to him becoming the Prime Minister of India, is targetting a widespread release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.