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.

It feels really sad, because I’ve always stood with the film fraternity, be it during the crisis faced by Udta Punjab, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil or any other film, he said, adding, “That’s why you get angry when you see such selective activism”.

“Today, what has happened to me might happen to somebody else tomorrow. So, if you support people as per your convenience, that won’t work…I wanted the film fraternity to come on a stage or tweet about this film, but that didn’t happen,” Bhandarkar added.

Bhandarkar also said that people should not ‘find politics’ in this film. “They (people) should not play politics through this film and should not involve the Prime Minister in it. They should see it as a film…this is a mix of fiction and reality.”

Indu Sarkar stars Kirti Kulhari and Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead, and has been cleared by the revising committee of CBFC with a U/A certification.