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.
The party workers stalled its screening of the film, which released today, at some theatres and multiplexes in Mumbai’s Thane, Nanded, Nashik and Jalgaon districts. However, the shows resumed later amid tight police security.
“Police have kept a strict vigil outside the theatres and no untoward incident has been reported so far,” police officials said.
In many theatres, the workers held placards and protested against the film. “The party activists pulled out placards and shouted slogans and disrupted the show. At least 10 party workers have been detained in this connection,” he said.
In Thane city, around 15 Congress workers were taken into custody after they held protests outside a multiplex.
Indu Sarkar is based on the emergency period in India and has proved to be a source of much controversy in the past few weeks. Several attempts were made to stall the film’s release, to no avail. Thus far, the film has received mostly negative reviews.