Court Banishes The Plea To Ban ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ Trailer


On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court banished the plea seeking a ban on the trailer of the movie The Accidental Prime Minister. The petitioner claimed that the trailer had caused unaccountable damage to the name and fame of the office of the Prime Minster.

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V Kameswar Rao rejected the Public Interest Litigation filed by Pooja Mahajan, a Delhi-based fashion designer through her counsel Arun Maitri.

Actors Anupam Kher and Akshay Khanna play Manmohan Singh and Sanjaya Baru ( former media advisor of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ) in the film, slated to release on Friday.

On Monday, a single judge bench banished the plea saying it should be refiled as a public suit.The plea claimed the trailer violated Section 416 of the Indian Penal Code as impersonation of a living person is not acceptable in law.

Ms Mahajan, in the plea, had requested the court to issue direction to the Centre, Google, YouTube and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to take steps to stop the exhibition and display of the film’s trailer.

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