Article 370 movie ‘useful’ says PM Modi on Yami Gautam-starrer

Speaking about the new Article 370 movie starring Yami Gautam, while addressing a public rally at Maulana Azad Stadium in the heart of Jammu, Prime Minister Modi said, ‘I have heard that perhaps a film on Article 370 is going to be released this week. I think your ‘Jai Jai Kaar’ (cheers) are going to be heard all over the country.’

Responding to PM Modi’s speech, Yami Gautam took to Instagram and also shared a video of his speech and wrote, ‘It is an absolute honour to watch PM @narendramodi Ji talk about #Article370Movie. My team and I really hope that we all exceed your expectations in bringing this incredible story to the screen!’

Yami Gautam stars in ‘Article 370’

The ‘Article 370’ movie is produced by Aditya Dhar, renowned for his directorial work on “Uri: The Surgical Strike”, which earned him the National Film Award for Best Director. Gautam essays the role of an intelligence agent in the movie, which revolves around the takedown of terrorism in Kashmir by rendering Article 370 ineffective. The Central government on August 5, 2019, revoked Article 370, which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcated it into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Yami Gautam, Priyamani, and Arun Govil are among the star cast in the movie which is set to hit theatres on February 23 under the direction of Aditya Suhas Jambhale. The release of this film comes ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections in the country, further intensifying the public’s interest in the portrayal of revocation of Article 370.

On 11 December, the Supreme Court upheld the central government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution, while holding that Jammu & Kashmir has no internal sovereignty different from other states of the country.

CJI DY Chandrachud, while writing the judgment for himself, Justices Gavai and Surya Kant, observed, ‘All provisions of the Indian Constitution can be applied to J-K… We hold the exercise of presidential power to issue constitutional order abrogating Article 370 of Constitution as valid.’

The 5 judge bench of the apex court also upheld the government’s decision to carve out the union territory of Ladakh from the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir.

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