Indu Sarkar: Madhur Bhandarkar cancels film's promotional event, here's why

  • Indu Sarkar: Madhur Bhandarkar cancels film's promotional event, here's why

Indu Sarkar: Madhur Bhandarkar cancels film's promotional event, here's why

However, Madhur Bhandarkar stated that his film is 70 per cent fictional.

The Congress party has taken their outrage straight outside CBFC office in Mumbai.

"After a Pink', I wanted to do something with which people will get surprised again so, Indu Sarkar seemed as the flawless fit as it has Emergency as its backdrop".

On Saturday afternoon, the film's team had planned to visit Suryadatta Institute of Management and Mass Communication for the promotional event. Set against the backdrop of 1975-77 Emergency, the film's characters are inspired by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi. His tweet reads, "Can I have my Freedom of Expression".

An extremely pissed Madhur later shared a video as the members protested against him and wrote, "Its baffling to see self proclaimed custodians of #freedomOfExpression creating huge ruckus to prevent a legitimate release of #InduSarkar".

Sensing trouble, Bhandarkar cancelled his press conference at 11.15am His personal staff passed on the message to journalists gathered at Port O' Gomez.

"I am fighting all the fronts right now and it's a bit scary also - Congress is protesting, somebody is sending me legal notice, Jagdish Tytler wants a clear image in the movie and then censor board".

The Central Board of Film Certification has suggested 12 cuts and two disclaimers in the film. "I believe that films are made of characters and not on any one person", Kirti told. "I won't delete those scenes off the film".

However, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, the director of the movie, has turned down Nirupam's request, saying he will not hold any separate screening for the Congress or any other political party.

The film stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher and Bengali actor Tota Roy Chowdhury. It is slated to release on 28 July.