Anupam Kher urges Pakistanis to watch The Accidental Prime Minister

Anupam Kher urges Pakistanis to watch The Accidental Prime Minister

Veteran actor Anupam Kher put up a tweet yesterday announcing the release of The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) in Pakistan. He also put up a list of theatres, urging people in the neighbouring country to watch his film. He wrote, “#TheAccidentalPrimeMinister releases in Pakistan today. Here is the list of theatres. @TAPMofficial.” This led to…

If somebody is offended by a film, there is very little filmmakers can do: Aahana Kumra

If somebody is offended by a film, there is very little filmmakers can do: Aahana Kumra

Hindi films with a political plot have always received flak in the country. Actress Aahana Kumra, whose latest outing The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) was termed a “propaganda film”, says constant interference of politicians will scare away filmmakers from making such movies. In the past too, movies like Manto (2018), Indu Sarkar (2017), Airlift (2016)…

Baba Nagarjun’s iconic poem is redefined in The Accidental Prime Minister

Baba Nagarjun’s iconic poem is redefined in The Accidental Prime Minister

A film based on the tenure of a former prime minister is not expected to have songs. If you do hear one, it is perhaps done more for reasons of marketing than any actual requirement in the script. And yet, director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and music composer Sadhu Tiwari give us a pleasant surprise with ‘Om…

Delhi HC dismisses PIL challenging release of The Accidental Prime Minister

Delhi HC dismisses PIL challenging release of The Accidental Prime Minister

The Delhi High court division bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and V Kameswar Rao dismissed the PIL filed by designer Pooja Mahajan challenging the certificate granted by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) to The Accidental Prime Minister. The bench refused to entertain the PIL on the grounds that the petitioner had no…

I still regret not taking up Sanju, shares Akshaye Khanna

I still regret not taking up Sanju, shares Akshaye Khanna

Much before The Accidental Prime Minister (2019), actor Akshaye Khanna was offered another real-life character which he couldn’t do. He was offered the important role of late actor Sunil Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju (2018), the biopic on Sanjay Dutt in which Ranbir Kapoor played the titular role. Khanna will be playing the real-life character…

Delhi HC dismisses petition seeking stay on The Accidental Prime Minister release

Delhi HC dismisses petition seeking stay on The Accidental Prime Minister release

Justice Vibhu Bakhru of the Delhi high court has dismissed a petition seeking a stay on the release of the film The Accidental Prime Minister. The film, directed by Vijay Gutte, stars Anupam Kher as former Indian prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh. “Single bench of the Delhi High Court refuses to entertain the plea seeking a…

Akshaye Khanna not worried by defamation case, welcomes ‘debate’

Akshaye Khanna not worried by defamation case, welcomes ‘debate’

A lawyer from Muzaffarpur in Bihar registered a case on Wednesday, 2 January, against actors Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna for allegedly defaming the image of some top politicians of the country in their forthcoming film The Accidental Prime Minister. Akshaye Khanna has now reacted to the case. “Let the court decide if this is true,” said…