‘PM Narendra Modi’ has a lot of big names attached to it, such as Boman Irani, Vivek Oberoi and director Omung Kumar. However, the inclusion of Javed Akhtar in this list caught the lyricist by surprise, as he claims he was never involved in the project.
Akhtar took to Twitter to point out the error. “Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it!”, he posted, along with a screenshot of the credits from the trailer.
This isn’t the first controversy plaguing the film, as it has faced difficulties with CBFC certification, attracted protest from political parties and has generated dividing opinions from the audience.
Producer Sandip Ssingh clarified, “We have taken the songs ‘Ishwar Allah’ from the film ‘1947:Earth’ and the song ‘Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon’ from the film ‘Dus’ in our film, thus we have given the due credits to respective lyricists Javed Sahab and Sameer Ji. @TSeries is our Music partner. @ModiTheFilm2019.”
‘PM Narendra Modi’ is planning to release on 5th April.