Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has clarified that ‘Baghini: Bengal Tigress’ is not her biopic. ‘I have nothing at all to do with any biopic,” she said on her official Twitter handle. The trailer of the film released on 13 April.
‘Baghini: Bengal Tigress’, directed by Nehal Dutta, ran into rough weather when the West Bengal unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) requested the Election Commission (EC) to review the film since they believed it was a biopic of Mamata. The West Bengal chief electoral officer submitted a report on the film following which the EC ordered the trailer to be taken down from all websites.
What is all this nonsense being spread! I have nothing at all to do with any biopic. If some young people have collected stories & expressed themselves, that’s up to them.Not related to us. I am not Narendra Modi.
Please do not compel me to file for defamation by spreading lies
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) April 24, 2019
The EC’s decision comes within days after it stalled the release of director Omung Kumar’s film ‘PM Narendra Modi’ for the entire duration of the 2019 general elections. The EC said that releasing the film may “tilt electoral balance of the particular party.” The film has Vivek Oberoi in the title role.
Dutta, however, has maintained that his film is a not a biopic of Mamata but is inspired from her life and work. The film has Ruma Chakraborty in the title role and was slated to release on 3 May.