The Supreme Court has said it cannot pass an order at this stage on a plea seeking a stay on the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Censor Board is yet to certify the film. The apex court said it will hear the matter on Tuesday and possibly can pass an order if the petitioner brings on record that what the film depicts is highly objectionable.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi refused the plea of the petitioner — a Congress activist — that the copy of the film should be given to him. “Why should we direct that individual be given a copy of the film,” the bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said. “We fail to understand why such a direction be given,” the bench said.
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