A group of 15 Youth Congress activists staged a protest outside a multiplex chain located on Ganesh Chandra Avenue Friday afternoon and burnt posters of the film. "We have stopped the screening here". Now before the film had released, it created quite a buzz with it's lead actor, Anupam Kher making tall claims about the film being a honest project with no political agenda behind it.
Some of the agitators were seen shouting slogans like Rahul Gandhi Zinabad.
According to the viewers at the Hind Cinema near central Kolkata's Chandni Chowk area, the show was cancelled after screening for just 10 minutes on its opening day. In an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said she was waiting for the release of "Disaster Prime Minister". Two days since the release of the film, the film avoiding early piracy leaks is helping at box office. What does the name mean?
Bollywood actors Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna's latest political flick The Accidental Prime Minister has finally hit the theatrical screens this weekend. Moreover, what has also propelled the film to this kind of a number is the controversy surrounding it. "They should look at the mirror first", she said.
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State Congress leaders dissociated themselves from the protests, with West Bengal Culture Minister Indranil Sen clarifying that the state government had not given any instructions to stop the screening.
"We do not support any acts of vandalism". It is a propaganda film and several BJP leaders are promoting it.
Senior Congress leader Om Prakash Misra said that although the film had "deeply hurt" the party's supporters, the protests should not have happened.