PM Narendra Modi: Javed Akhtar objects to his name in film credits, says he didn't write any songs

FP Staff

Mar 22, 2019 20:30:45 IST

Lyricist Javed Akhtar took to social media to address a concern over the upcoming biopic drama PM Narendra Modi.

Directed by Omung Kumar, the film poster has listed out Akhtar's name in the lyricists' credits. He took to Twitter and said it was shocking find his name in the credits despite not writing any songs for the movie.

PM Narendra Modi, produced by Sandip Ssingh, Anand Pandit and Suresh Oberoi, stars Vivek Anand Oberoi in and as Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The film has been called “propaganda by the BJP to influence" voters during the Lok Sabha elections by the opposition. According to The Indian Express, addressing the same at the trailer launch, Oberoi said, "We are filmmakers. They are politicians from another party. They are doing their work. We are doing our work. We are only looking at showing the film well and telling the story well. I can't predict what happens in the future. But right now, we are just focusing on the film."

Producers of the film are yet to respond to Akhtar's claims.

PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to hit cinemas on 5 April.

Updated Date: Mar 22, 2019 20:30:45 IST

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