A case has been filed against actor Anupam Kher and some other people associated with the film, The Accidental Prime Minister, based on journalist Sanjay Baru’s book of the same name. In the film, Kher plays the role of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and it documents his relationship with the Gandhi family.
Ever since the trailer came out, it has caused a lot of controversies with politicians of the Congress party alleging it shows their leaders in a bad light. And now, a case has been filed against Kher, alleging that the film is damaging the reputation of reputed politicians.
The petition was filed in a Bihar court last Wednesday by lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha. Muzaffarpur's Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court admitted the petition and fixed January 8 to hear the case in Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court.
Ojha in his petition complained that Anupam Kher and Akshay Khanna, who has played the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his press advisor Sanjaya Baru in the film, have damaged the image of both of them. "It hurt me and many others," he said.
In his complaint, Ojha said others who have played the role of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra also damaged their image.
Meanwhile, Anupam Kher stuck a defiant note after Congress party members demanded that the film is screened for them. The actor said that he would screen the film only for former PM Manmohan Singh if he requested for it.
Another controversy broke out when the trailer of the movie disappeared mysteriously from YouTube where it was trending.