Congress Chief for Mumbai, Sanjay Nirupam has written a letter to CBFC Chairman, Pahlaj Nihalani, asking for a special screening of the period drama, Indu Sarkar.
According to a Mid-Day report, the Congress Chief is concerned about how late Indira Gandhi and son, Sanjay Gandhi have been portrayed in the movie. To this end, Nirupam wants a special screening of the film organised before the Censor process begins.
Mr Nirupam’s letter says, “The trailer of the film says it is a film on Emergency and hence we can see the likes of our beloved leaders like Indira Gandhi ji, Sanjay Gandhiji & senior leaders of Indian National Congress. We therefore want to be certain that our leaders are not shown in bad light & hence would like to see the film before it is censored.”
Meanwhile, Madhur Bhandarkar told NDTV that the Congress leader has not sent a copy of the letter to him. He said he does not intend to organise a special screening for the party or Mr Nirupam. “No, I don’t intend to… everyday, somebody comes up with some problem,” he said.
Earlier, Jyotiraditya Scindia had alleged that the Madhur Bhandarkar film was fully sponsored.
“This film is fully sponsored. The organisation and the individual who is behind the film is known to us. We totally condemn the false depictions in the film.”
Indu Sarkar has been helmed by National Award winning director, Madhur Bhandarkar and will see Kriti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher in lead roles.