A PIL has been applied in Delhi High Court against the movie, “31st October” which was already scheduled to be released on October 7, 2016. The movie is based on true story about a Sikh family after the fallout of Indira Gandhi’s assassinated on 31st October 1984.
The petitioner is one Ajay Katara, according to a PTI report, and in his petition, and reported that film’s producer Harry Sachdeva of Magical Dreams Production Pvt. Ltd., has used lookalike political figure. The petition reportedly says, has been “painted in a bad light”, and “aimed and targeted against a political figure of the country”. This submission right away points in the argumentive way that the film has abused the right to expression.
Soon after petition of the PIL appeared online, the producer’s spokesman came out with an official statement says that film 31st October now has new release date “After struggling with the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for over four months, writer-producer Harry Sachdeva was all set to release his poignant thriller, 31st October featuring Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan, on October 7, 2016,” the statement says.
“A Delhi-based close aide of the Congress party has also filed a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) against 31st October, demanding a ban on the release of the film,” it continues, and then adds, “Amidst all the chaos and protest, Harry Sachdeva can now breathe a sigh of relief, as the movie will now be released on 21st October 2016. Fortunately, the movie has also managed to get a solo release status for itself.”