The Bollywood factor in India’s election

“India will not fear terror,” we hear the flag-waving strongman say, as he leads followers and soldiers in the snowy terrain of Kashmir before they come under a hail of bullets from militants. “Terror will fear India.” The man portrayed is Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the scene is the most memorable of a two-and-a-half minute film trailer that has caused a political storm in the country ahead of the forthcoming election. The slick biopic, titled PM Narendra Modi, is due for release on 5 April, days before India’s weeks-long…

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