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Election Commission bans Eros Now’s web series on Prime Minister Modi

The Election Commission of India has banned Eros Now’s Original Series Modi: Journey Of A Common Man, a web series that chronicles the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The EC ordered Eros to stop the streaming of the web series and asked it to remove all its content until further notice. The notice reads, “It was brought to our notice that a web series “Modi-Journey of a Common Man, having 5 episodes is available on your platform. You’re directed to stop forthwith the online streaming & remove all connected content of the series till further orders.”

The TV series is based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s childhood to youth and then concludes with him taking oath as the Prime Minister of India. The web series has been written by writer and Censor Board members Mihir Bhuta and Radhika Anand.

The series has been shot in rural Gujarat, Siddhpur and Vadnagar, the real locations where Modi grew up. Veteran actor Mahesh Thakur depicts Modi’s journey after his appointment as Gujarat CM. Whereas Ashish Sharma plays a younger version of him.

The Election Commission’s decision is extremely late considering the web series was released on the 3rd of April. Earlier, the EC stalled the release of Bollywood biopic movie titled PM Narendra Modi that was supposed to hit cinemas on the 11th of April.

 Source : Various