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Soha Ali Khan starrer '31st October' in legal trouble

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New Delhi [India], Oct. 6 (ANI): Shivaji Lotan Patil's movie on former prime minister Indira Gandhi's assassination named '31st October' may not arrive in theatres very soon as it is in legal trouble.

The film was set to release on October 7 but now it seems that it would not see the sunshine of the theatres as a PIL was filed against the movie on October 4, reports Pinkvilla.

According to the PIL, this particular film attacks the secular ideology of India and shows a political party into bad light.

"From whatever little is shown on trailers, it is clear that action and words used by the characters are of offending nature, they have all ingredients to tarnish the reputation of such persons. Apart from the fact that same can't stand the test of fair comment or that of social interest, they appear to be provocative," the plea said.

This is not the first time that a movie based on the only female Prime Minister in India has been banned or subjected to legal trouble thanks to the subject of the film.

In 2014, a Punjabi movie titled 'Kaum De Heere', highlighting the lives of the two guards, who assassinated Gandhi was set to be released on August 22, 2014, but was banned by the Indian Government.

Starring Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das, '31st October' is about a Sikh family trapped in riot-affected Delhi following the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.

The movie was originally slated to release on October 7. (ANI)

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