Actor Vivek Oberoi has been named as one of the star campaigners for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat.
The 42-year-old actor’s name was placed last in the list of 40 campaigners but stood out because of the actor’s association with the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he places the role of the PM himself.
Among other star campaigners are BJP chief Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Yogi Adityanath and the PM himself.
Oberoi is not a member of the party but has been a vocal supporter of the Prime Minister. He had campaigned for the BJP in 2014, in favour of PM Modi. The actor’s father, Suresh Oberoi, has been associated with the BJP since 2004.
Meanwhile, the release of ‘PM Narendra Modi’ was postponed indefinitely, its producer Sandip Ssingh said on Thursday.
The film was scheduled to be screened in theatres across the country on Friday.
Prasoon Joshi, Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), said the film is undergoing due process of examination and certification.
The film was originally set to release on April 12 but producers had advanced it by a week, claiming “public demand”.
“This is to confirm, our film ‘PM Narendra Modi’ is not releasing on 5th April. Will update soon,” Ssingh posted on Twitter on Thursday.
Though he did not clarify further, the censor board chief said the process is still underway.
Opposition parties including the Congress had objected to the release of the biopic just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Report The Statesman.