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PM Modi biopic: SC asks EC to take 'informed decision'

PM Modi biopic: SC asks EC to take informed decision

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday directed the Election Commission to re-examine its earlier order and take an informed decision on banning the pan-India release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after watching the full movie.

The top court directed the poll panel to take a decision by April 19 and submit its report in a sealed cover to the court.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said that it would consider the EC report and hear the matter on April 22.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for film producers who have challenged the EC's ban on the biopic's release till the current general elections are over, said the poll panel had taken the decision based just on watching the promo, not the entire movie.P6

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