Today, the Supreme Court said that it cannot pass an order at this stage on the petition seeking a stay on the release of a biopic on the Prime Minister, named PM Narendra Modi, as the Censor Board was yet to certify the movie.
The court said that it will hear the issue tomorrow and likely can pass an order if the petitioner brings on record, which the movie is depicted as highly objectionable.
A justice-bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has dismissed the plea of the petitioner, a Congress activist that the copy of the movie should be given to him first.
The justice bench also comprises of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Deepak Gupta said, “Why should we direct that individual be given a copy of the film.”
“We fail to understand why such a direction be given,” added the bench.
At the outset, the CJI claims that the film is yet not certified.
A senior advocate A M Singhvi has appeared for the Congress activist said that the film producer Sandeep Singh had come out with a statement, which the biopic scheduled to release on April 11.
Taking note of the submission, the justice bench said that the producer may have come out with such a statement on its scheduled release on April 11 anticipating the PM Narendra Modi would get the certificate from the Censor Board.
Now, the justice bench further claims there is no cause of action for challenging its release.