Congress workers disrupt screening of 'The Accidental Prime Minister' in Kolkata

Danny Woods
January 13, 2019

The film is based on Sanjaya Baru's book of the same name, which tells chronicles former prime minister Manmohan Singh's tenure. The picture is quite clear, with Vicky Kaushal leading the box office race this week. As Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan-starrer Simmba continues to lead the box office race and set new records, it is yet to be seen if the film manages to set the cash counters ringing. "We will not allow the film to be screened anywhere", said Congress leader Rakesh Singh, who led the agitators. Moreover, what has also propelled the film to this kind of a number is the controversy surrounding it.

"We've stopped screening of the film from today, the second day after its release, apprehending (any) untoward incident after parts of a screen were torn up in a multiplex in a mall at Park Circus", Navin Chokhani, the owner of single-screen Navina Cinema, said. The Accidental Prime Minister Movie Review: Akshaye Khanna and Anupam Kher Make This Part-Satire, Part-Propaganda Watchable! Not differentiating between South and Bollywood films, The Accidental Prime Minister is also all over the internet. Its opening day collection reads Rs 4.5 crore, proving that piracy and lack of interest has indeed hit Anupam Kher's film big time.

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Youth Congress activists on Friday staged protests against the screening of the film "The Accidental Prime Minister" in two multiplexes on Friday disrupting shows, allegedly tearing the screen of one plex. They would hope the Government brings in stronger and more stringent rules and regulations in place to curb the piracy.

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