‘No Links with Biopic’: Mamata Banerjee Threatens Defamation Suit
Denying that she had any connection with a feature film reportedly made on her life, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, 24 April, warned that she may be forced to file defamation suit against those spreading such rumours.
Following a complaint lodged by the BJP, the Election Commission has initiated steps so that the trailers of the alleged biopic is taken down from at least three websites.
"What is all this nonsense being spread! I have nothing at all to do with any biopic. If some young people have collected stories and expressed themselves, that’s up to them. Not related to us," she wrote on her Twitter wall.
"I am not Narendra Modi. Please do not compel me to file for defamation by spreading lies," she added.
The BJP had approached the poll panel seeking a ban on the release of the movie till the election process is over.
The last of the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election will be held on 19 May and counting of votes will be done on 23 May.
The EC had on 10 April stalled the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi until the polls end, asserting that any biopic material with the potential to disturb the level-playing field during elections should not be displayed. The matter is now pending in the Supreme Court.
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