CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani has stated that a ‘No Objection Certificate’ wouldn’t have to be obtained from the Gandhi family to release upcoming period drama, Indu Sarkar.
Helmed by National Award winning director, Madhur Bhandarkar, the film, set in the ’80s, is about the Emergency that was declared in the country.
The Chairman stated that he was impressed by the trailer of the movie, released online on Saturday. “I saw Madhur’s trailer, and I want to congratulate him for blowing the lid off one of the most shameful chapters of Indian politics. This was a time when the nation was put in the most embarrassing spotlight in the global arena. Many of our biggest leaders had to go to jail during the Emergency. Indian people’s morale had hit rock-bottom,” he said.
According to an IANS report, Nihalani also said that the Neil Nitin Mukesh-Kirti Kulhari starrer does not particularly name anyone – Mrs Indira Gandhi or her son, Sanjay Gandhi – in the trailer. “You are only presuming the film is about the people you mention because of physical resemblance,” he was quoted as saying.
The chairman also added that the Emergency period was a “kaala dhabba” (black spot) in India’s political history. “I didn’t hear anyone’s name mentioned in the trailer. If they are mentioned in the film, we’ll see. At the moment, I am glad someone has made a film on the Emergency.”
Meanwhile, the makers of Accidental Prime Minister, which is based on ex-PM Manmohan Singh’s life, have been told to obtain an NOC from the man himself.
Pic: Indian Express