Bengaluru: After Delhi and Bombay High Court, the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday has refused to interfere with the release of the movie PM Narendra Modi, which is scheduled to hit the movie screens on Friday.
The High Court has disposed the PIL filed by an advocate, seeking stay on the release of the film in the state until the ongoing election process were completed.
The court while disposing the plea, observed that it cannot interfere in such matters and only the Election Commission of India can take any action in this regard.
The petitioner, Ramesh Naik L (37), an advocate from Tumakuru district, had approached the High Court seeking directions to the Election Commission to direct the producers of the movie against the release of the movie in the state until the completion of the election process to the 17th Lok Sabha.
The petitioner had stated in his plea that the release of a biopic in the name of the incumbent Prime Minister at this juncture would amount to violation of election model code of conduct. He also stated that the trailer of the biopic, recently released on social media, amounted to as surrogate advertisement.
Furthermore, the release of the film without the permission of the authority, which is the Election Commission, would be an offence, the PIL said....