India’s Election Commission Bans Modi Biopic During Election

The Election Commission of India issued a ruling on Wednesday banning a biography film about incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the duration of the election, which begins on Thursday and will last through May 19. A complaint was filed alleging the film was intended to “manipulate, influence, and impress viewers and voters.”

In a win for the opposition - who insisted the biopic about PM Narendra Modi was propaganda - India's Election Commission barred its cinematic release until voting concludes on May 19