January 18, 2019

Congress workers protest against ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, vandalise Kolkata theatre

13 January 2019, 05:03 | Max Haynes

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Tamilrockers, a piracy site, recently, leaked the pirated copy of "The Accidental Prime Minister" starring Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna. Congress workers protested and raised slogans at Inox cinema hall at the Quest Mall in Kolkata on Friday over the same issue. They allegedly threatened the audience to immediately leave the theatre and vouched to not allow the film to screen, citing that it disrespects senior party leaders. While the acting of Anuman Kher as Former PM Manmohan Singh and Akshaye Khanna's performance as Sanjaya Baru has been praised, the question of whether the film is a propaganda film still looms large. "We have made this film with a lot of sincerity and we don't have any political agenda behind the release of the film", he told IANS. "With the help of the police, the situation was taken under control and the normal screening continued", he added. That will also be shown in the coming days.

Another group of the Youth Congress activists had stormed into the auditorium of the same multiplex chain at Park Circus during a late-evening show and allegedly tore parts of the screen. Reportedly, it was "incorrect representations" of facts that led them to protest. With this, three big Tollywood releases, namely, Rajinikanth's Petta, Ajith's Viswasam and Ram Charan's Vinaya Vidheya Rama have also released this weekend but they are not likely to have any significant impact on the biz. of the film.

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Senior Congress leader Om Prakash Misra said that although the film had "deeply hurt" the party's supporters, the protests should not have happened.

"We do not support any acts of vandalism".

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