Some Congress leaders on Friday alleged that The Accidental Prime Minister, starring Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh, is the BJP's propaganda against their party, as the former Prime Minister evaded comment on the growing controversy over the film on him.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the propaganda would not work and the truth shall prevail.
The trailer of the film, based on the book of the same name by Sanjay Baru who served as Singh's media advisor from 2004 to 2008, was released in Mumbai on Thursday.
The trailer shows Singh as a victim of the Congress's alleged internal politics ahead of the 2014 general elections.
Responding to the BJP, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Twitter that such fake propaganda by the party would not stop the Congress from asking the Modi government questions on 'rural distress, rampant unemployment, demonetisation disaster, flawed GST, failed Modinomics, and all-pervading corruption'.
Asked by journalists to comment on the film at the Congress's foundation day function at the party headquarters on Friday, Singh walked away without saying anything.
Congress leader P.L. Punia accused the BJP of evading answers on its mis-governance after having failed on all fronts.
'This is the handiwork of the BJP. They know that time has come to give answers after completion of five years and they are now trying to divert attention by raising such issues and evade answering to the public after its government failed on all fronts,' he said.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also tweeted on the film, saying, 'Can't wait for when they make The Insensitive Prime Minister. So much worse than being the accidental one.'
Directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, the film stars Kher as Manmohan Singh and Akshaye Khanna as Baru.