Indian parties wage war of words over ex-PM's biopic

Actor Anupam Kher during a promotional event last month for the film The Accidental Prime Minister, in which he plays former premier Manmohan Singh.
Actor Anupam Kher during a promotional event last month for the film The Accidental Prime Minister, in which he plays former premier Manmohan Singh.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Congress slams BJP for plugging controversial Manmohan movie

It is not often that a political party plugs a movie on its rival.

But Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been actively encouraging viewers to watch The Accidental Prime Minister, a political drama on former prime minister Manmohan Singh who belongs to the rival Congress party.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 06, 2019, with the headline 'Indian parties wage war of words over ex-PM's biopic'. Print Edition | Subscribe