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.
According to an IE report, senior ministers Vivek Khandelwal and Girish Joshi from the committee have written to Cine Circuit Association and Cine Gruh Sanchalan to stall the release of the movie. The letter stated that the Kirti Kulhari-starrer’s plot and characters are inspired by the lives of Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi.
The letter says the movie could dilute the work done by the Indian National Congress (INC) during the time the movie is set. The period drama revolves around Emergency, declared during late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s term in office.
The committee fears that though the film claims to be fictional, it could mislead people as it is inspired by real people. They also wonder if this is a propaganda by the current government.
The National-award winning director has called this a knee-jerk reaction. He told IE: “I don’t know what to say, really. The members of the Congress have asked the Maharashtra Chief Minister to intervene in the matter too. Yesterday, in Lucknow, a mob burnt me in effigy, there was some news from Allahabad too… They haven’t even seen the film.”
The movie also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher, and is slated for a July 28 release.
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