Rajath Kumar, the election commissioner for Telangana state said that the Election Commission will take action on the films based on the lives of politicians. However, EC made it clear that they would take actions only if the movie has the objective content the crosses the code of conduct. “We haven’t received any specific complaints on biopics so far, but would take necessary action if we receive. We will also look into the facts of how it will affect the code of EC and would take appropriate action on the makers.”
Rajath Kumar also said that as elections are fast approaching social media will be thoroughly analysed by special teams which are deployed on the same. Login credentials of the political parties should be submitted to the EC. “Apart from creating awareness among youth to vote, social media is also helping political parties in campaigning. But we have to take care that the guidelines of EC are followed,” said Rajath.
Reportedly a complaint was registered with to the Chief Election Commission of India (ECI) against ‘Lakshmi's NTR’ by a citizen named Devibabu in New Delhi. He made accusations on the film that it has shown Chandrababu Naidu in a degrading manner and has also objected the release of the film till the elections.
With biopics pooping up every now and then, critics supported the decision taken by the EC to scrutinise the movies which might demoralise the politicians.