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Entertainment

Web Desk
March 25, 2019

Shabana Azmi on PM Modi’s biopic credit row: It was done to mislead public

Entertainment

Web Desk
Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Highlights

  • Shabana Azmi on Sunday has hit out at the makers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic, stating that they had intentionally used the name of her husband
  • Javed Akhter also expressed shock over his name being on the movie credits by posting a screenshot taken from the trailer

MUMBAI: Veteran actor Shabana Azmi on Sunday hit out at the makers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic, stating that they had intentionally used the name of her husband, famed Indian lyricist Javed Akhtar in their movie to mislead audiences. 

Taking up to her social media account Shabana Azmi tweeted:

"It is quite clear this was done with deliberate intentions to mislead public into believing that Javed Akhtar has written the songs for 'PM Narendra Modi' when the song 'Ishwar allah tere jahan mein' is from Deepa Mehta's film '1947 Earth'," said Ms Azmi on Twitter, in a reply to a tweet.

Earlier lyricist Javed Akhter also expressed shock over his name being on the movie credits by posting a screenshot taken from the trailer saying that he hasn’t written any song for the film but his name is mentioned under the credits. 

Not only Akhtar but another lyricist Sameer Anjaan also reacted to his name in the credits.

The producer also responded to the controversies saying that they have used old songs in movie which were penned down by Javed Akhtar, which makes him worthy of getting credits for. 

PM Modi’s biopic is under hot waters since its idea was revealed by the makers. Netizens and Indian media is calling it as a stunt before elections 2019 to gain votes.

Meanwhile the DMK Dravidian parties in India have asked to postpone the release of the biopic on the basis of the fact that it could affect the outcome of elections if released earlier.

The movie is expected to hit theaters on April 5.