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. 

Bhandarkar, who has been receiving threatening calls and messages, even admitted to being afraid to the media.

According to an Indian Express report, the director will now have two policemen accompanying him round-the-clock. “Bhandarkar has been provided security since Sunday, following the protests. He will enjoy the security till the time there is no further threat,” DCP Rashmi Karandkar told IE.

The past weekend, members of the Indian National Congress gatecrashed the film’s event in Pune. Bhandarkar, who was scheduled to head to Nagpur for a promotional event on Sunday, cancelled it, claiming that there’s some kind of hooliganism taking place.

The director had even appealed to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to intervene in the protests against Indu Sarkar

Indu Sarkar stars Kriti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and Anupam Kher in lead roles, and is slated to release on July 28. The film is about the 1975 Emergency period in India, with primary focus on the Gandhis. The Congress chief is concerned about the way late Indira Gandhi and son, Sanjay Gandhi, have been portrayed in the movie. 

Pic: Indian Express