Javed Akhtar had taken to Twitter to express 'shock' to find his name in the credits of the film PM Narendra Modi. Now, producer Sandip Ssingh clears the air about the issue.
New Delhi: The much-awaited biopic on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit headlines once again. Lyricist Javed Akhtar took to Twitter to point out that his name has been mentioned in the credits despite not having composed anything for the movie.
He even posted a screenshot of the movie credits to support his post that left netizens flabbergasted. The tweet was shared over 9,000 times and sparked various memes. Some commenters alluded that he had a common name and that the credits were meant for a different Javed Akhtar, while activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan supported Akhtar and called the credit "defamatory". Others questioned why the lyricist was upset over getting the credit when it is usually the other way around.
Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it ! pic.twitter.com/tIeg2vMpVG— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) March 22, 2019
Now, one of the producers of the movie Sandip Ssingh cleared the air about the mysterious credits and it turns out it was all in the name of giving credit where it is due. Ssingh confirmed that the biopic uses two old songs which were written Akhtar as well as Sameer.
We have taken the songs 'Ishwar Allah' from the film '1947:Earth' and the song 'Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon' from the film 'Dus' in our film, thus we have given the due credits to respective lyricists Javed Sahab and Sameer Ji. @TSeries is our Music partner. @ModiTheFilm2019— Sandip Ssingh (@sandip_Ssingh) March 23, 2019
The trailer for PM Narendra Modi was launched in Mumbai by the film's cast and is scheduled to be released on April 5, a week earlier than the previous release date. Actor Vivek Oberoi will be essaying the role of the Prime Minister, with the famed biopic director Omung Kumar helming the movie having previously directed Mary Kom and Sarabjit.
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Last Updated Mar 23, 2019, 5:31 PM IST