Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has called producers Apoorva Mehta and Karan Johar “morally and ethically wrong” for using his film’s title Bollywood Wives for their upcoming Netflix show Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives. Bhandarkar said that Johar and Mehta had asked for permission to use the title and had been refused.
National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar won accolades and awards for his 2001 film Chandni Bar. This film not only established him as an acclaimed filmmaker in Bollywood but also got him critical and commercial success. After that, he went on to make films like Page 3, Traffic Signal and Fashion. His last few outings like Heroine, Calendar Girls, and Indu Sarkar were box office duds.
National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and veteran actress Hema Malini will be felicitated at the 4th Indian Film Festival of Russia, for their contribution to Indian cinema.Bhandarkar’s latest film “Indu Sarkar” will also be screened at the festival following the opening ceremony.Bhandarkar said in a statement: “I am humbled that ‘Indu Sarkar’ is getting associated with such prestigious platforms and I am happy that people are appreciating the film”.
Most of Bhandarkar’s films have a particular quality to it – the trademark hamming by most of the actors, a tawdry depiction of a sensitive issue (like the one in Fashion where Priyanka Chopra’s character woke up visibly disturbed to realise she had slept with a black man the previous night), and dialogues that sound forced and unnatural.
Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar will release on Friday, as the last remaining hurdle in its path, a petition by someone claiming to be Sanjay Gandhi’s daughter, has just been removed by the Supreme Court.
Madhur Bhandarkar is upset with the lack of support coming his way, after attacks from political parties for his upcoming film Indu Sarkar. The Indian National Congress has said that the film, based on Emergency, is derogatory to the image of Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi.
After much deliberation, Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar has been cleared by CBFC’s revising committee. The film has fewer cuts compared to the 14 cuts that were initially demanded by the CBFC, led by Pahlaj Nihalani.
With Congress party members vehemently opposing the release of Indu Sarkar and stalling press conferences and events of the film in several cities, director Madhur Bhandarkar has now sought police protection for him and his team.
Director Madhur Bhandarkar has requested Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to intervene in the protests against his Indu Sarkar.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has said that he will add a disclaimer in his upcoming movie, Indu Sarkar. According to an IE report, the director declared that the movie is 70% fiction and 30% real.
The string of controversies does not seem to end for director Madhur Bhandarkar, who is gearing up for the release of Indu Sarkar. Now, it looks like the Indore City Congress Committee may hamper the release of the movie in Indore.
National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has taken a strong stand against any special screenings of his Emergency-based film Indu Sarkar. Saying he was under a lot of pressure from political parties, Bhandarkar appealed to those who believed in the freedom of expression in cinema to come together and protest attacks on filmmakers.
Indu Sarkar stars Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles and has been bankrolled by Bharat Shah and Madhur Bhandarkar.But, our main character is fictitious. — Indu Sarkar, played by Kirti Kulhari, is an orphan and a poetess, and is married to a bureaucrat who works with the authorities; an ideological shift between the two occurs, and she joins the fight against the system.
Director Madhur Bhandarkar has spoken up about the recent controversies surrounding his upcoming period drama, Indu Sarkar. The National- Award winning film-maker tweeted:
Madhur Bhandarkar, whose film Indu Sarkar was condemned by the Indian National Congress for ‘falsely depicting’ the Emergency period, wondered how the party could make ‘such a remark’ without watching the whole film. According to an IANS report, the filmmaker said of party spokesperson Jyotiradirya Scindia’s comment: “I admire him as an individual, but this was not expected. Just one trailer has come out – in the film I did not mention any name of any politicians, did I?”
The Congress party has condemned upcoming Madhur Bhandarkar film Indu Sarkar, and claimed that the ‘false depictions’ of Emergency are ‘fully sponsored’.
A sessions court in Mumbai has convicted Preeti Jain, a model and aspiring actor, for conspiring to kill director Madhur Bhandarkar along with two others. The court has also charged a fine of Rs 10, 000.
The court has also found two others as guilty and another two have been acquitted from the charges. She has sought bail and the court is expected to pass an order on it by Saturday.
Anupam Kher appointed as the chairman of The Film and Television Institute of India, replaces Gajendra Chauhan pic. twitter.Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted: “Heartiest congratulations to Anupam Kher for being appointed as the Chairman of FTII”.Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be the new chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
As the nation celebrates its 70 years of Independence, Bollywood too shared its wishes to mark the occasion. From Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, from Priyanka Chopra to Madhur Bhandarkar – all took to their respective social media accounts to express their pride in being an Indian, and wished their friends, fans and followers a happy Independence Day.
Congress workers disrupted shows of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar at several theatre halls in Maharashtra. The workers took offense to the way former PM Indira Gandhi was portrayed in the film.
Members of the Indian National Congress gatecrashed an event in Pune which was showing Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar.
Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar was screened for the CBFC recently. The board reportedly asked for 14 cuts to be made, in order to certify the film for screening.
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has reportedly refused Maharashtra Congress’ demand to screen Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar exclusively for the party, before its release. CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihlani told Times of India that the board does not have ownership rights to films and that only the producer or director can decide who to screen the film for ahead of its release.
After calling himself the best judge of intentions behind kisses, Pahlaj Nihalani is now defending his decision to clear a nude shot of Ranveer Singh’s posterior in Befikre. Talking to DNA, the CBFC chief said “We shortened Ranveer Singh’s butt shot quite a lot. Right now it’s just a glimpse, no more. What’s wrong with it? He is alone with his girlfriend in a room. They are doing what couples do when they are alone. Why is a butt shot objectionable? We’ve allowed butt shots in some recent Hollywood films. Also in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Jail.”