The Accidental Prime Minister’s trailer video is not missing from YouTube as claimed by media outlets

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Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher this week tweeted claiming that YouTube wasn’t ranking the trailer video of his upcoming film The Accidental Prime Minister high enough on its platform. He took to Twitter to inform that the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister was placed on 50th rank when one searched for the video.

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Kher wrote, “Dear @YouTube!!! I am getting messages & calls that in parts of our country if you type, trailer of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister, it is either not appearing or at 50th position. We were trending at No.1 yday. Please help. #HappyNewYear. #37millionviews.”

Even though Kher only alleged that YouTube wasn’t ranking his video high enough on its platform, media outlets went to town claiming that the trailer video had gone ‘missing.’ This implied a sinister motive at the behest of Kher’s detractors. However, contrary to Kher’s claims and media headlines, the trailer video has not gone missing or ranking low on YouTube. The video comes right on top of the page when one searches using words ‘The Accidental Prime Minister Trailer Official.’ However, when one searches using words ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ without adding ‘trailer official,’ the page throws up news coverage on Kher’s upcoming film, pushing the video at 48th position.

The film has been at the centre of controversy after many Congress supporters reacted angrily for allegedly twisting the facts on Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The trailer video had become hugely controversial after the BJP extended its support to the film. The party’s official Twitter handle had posted the video on the microblogging site with a message targeting its rival, the Congress. Its tweet had read, “Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years. Was Dr Singh just a regent who was holding on to the PM’s chair till the time heir was ready? Watch the official trailer of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister, based on an insider’s account, releasing on 11 Jan!.”

The film also has Akshay Khanna as Sanjay Baru, who worked as Manmohan Singh’s media advisor and subsequently wrote the book The Accidental Prime Minister. The film is set to release on 11 January.

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