Indore: The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court Wednesday rejected a plea seeking ban on the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A division bench of justices S C Sharma and Sunil Kumar Awasthi rejected the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Congress Seva Dal's state unit president Yogesh Yadav.

The court said that since the Election Commission has taken cognisance of the matter, it would not interfere into it as of now, the petitioner's counsel Manish Yadav told reporters.

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Directed by Omung Kumar, 'PM Narendra Modi’ the film will traverse the journey of Narendra Modi from his humble beginnings to becoming the Prime Minister of India. The makers unveiled the first look and poster of the film in January in 23 languages, made a splash on the internet. Producer Sandip Ssingh said, "We are bringing this film a week early on public demand. There is a lot of love and anticipation among the people and we don't want them to wait longer. This is a story of 1.3 billion people, and I can't wait to show it to them."

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The film has versatile actor Vivek Oberoi in and as ‘PM Narendra Modi’, actors Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Sengupta, Anjan Shrivastav, Yatin Karyekar, Ramakant Dayma, Akshat R Saluja, Jimesh Patel and Darshan Kumaar in important roles.  

In the PIL, Yadav alleged that the film "PM Narendra Modi" violated the model code of conduct.

The petition also said the screening of this movie would give unfair advantage to the BJP in the general election.