Amid the row over the flick The Accidental Prime Minister, a movie made on Dr Manmohan Singh’s tenure as Prime Minister, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda too has reacted.
He said that he too could be described as an “Accidental Prime Minister”.
Congress is alleging that the film is a BJP propaganda against their party.
The movie is based on the book of the same name by Sanjaya Baru, who served as Mr Singh’s media adviser from 2004 to 2008.
The film’s trailer was released in Mumbai on Thursday.
Reacting to a question over the controversy, the 85-year-old JDS supremo said, “Actually I don’t know, why that was allowed…I think it started three or four months ago.
I don’t know who has permitted, why? honestly, I have not gone through this so called Accidental Prime Minister. I’m also (an) Accidental Prime Minister,” Mr Gowda said in a lighter vein.