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Congress Workers Attack Kolkata Theatre Screening ‘Accidental Prime Minister’

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The most awaited release of 2019 ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ hit the silver screens yesterday. The day the trailer of the movie has been a victim of controversies.

After the movie released yesterday some Congress supporters took to violence to attack the people who went to watch the movie.

A screening of the film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ was interrupted at a multiplex in a posh Kolkata mall on Friday by a group of West Bengal Congress workers who forced their way in and vandalised the theatre.

Protesters carrying Congress flags entered an Inox multiplex in central Kolkata’s Quest Mall around 8 pm while the screening of the film was about to start and tore up the screen.

The Congress activists also allegedly threatened the viewers to immediately leave the auditorium and claimed they would not allow the film to be screened anywhere as its content is “disrespectful” towards the senior party leaders.

“The film is an insult towards our senior leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh. We have stopped the screening here. We will not allow the film to be screened anywhere,” Congress leader Rakesh Singh, who led the demonstrators, was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.

Some of the protesters were heard shouting slogans like “Rahul Gandhi Zindabad… Congress Zindabad”

However, the screening of the film continued after a brief interruption. “With the help of the police, the situation was taken under control and the normal screening continued,” a spokesperson for Inox said.

Actor Anupam Kher who plays the pivotal role of Dr. Manmohan Singh in the movie took to twitter to share this incident with everyone.

Based on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s term in office, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has been criticised by Congress leaders as a propaganda film promoted by the BJP ahead of general elections this year, but the party has said it won’t ban the film in states it rules.

 

 

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