Commission intervenes before release of film about PM, days before start of elections

Indian opposition parties are attempting to delay the release of what is widely seen as a fawning new biopic about Narendra Modi that is scheduled for release days before the start of national elections.

Critics of the film PM Narendra Modi, which has a publicity photo depicting the prime minister surrounded by children with the tagline “patriotism is my strength”, say it is disguised political advertising that breaches the country’s stringent campaigning laws.

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