Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar promo cancelled in Pune after threats from Congress

“We are like hostage in the hotel room. Pune activity cancelled.” The film’s team had planned to visit Suryadatta Institute of Management & Mass Communication on Saturday for the promotional event. We had to cancel the event. As soon as we got to know, we cancelled the event.” Asked if Bhandarkar will release the film in Pune, he said, “I will release the film all over India and I think people who talk about freedom of expression should stand for this now… This is the time.”

Congress workers hv barged in the Hotel lobby & created ruckus,me & team are stranded like hostages in hotel room. Featuring Supriya Vinod, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kirti Kulhari, and Anupam Kher, it is scheduled to release on July 28. Bhandarkar even tweeted a few images of some of the Congress party members. Bhandarkar had been asked to remove words like RSS and Akali from Indu Sarkar.
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 15, 2017
The film, set against the backdrop of the 1975-77 Emergency, has characters inspired by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi. He captioned them, “Congress workers have barged in the hotel lobby and created ruckus, me and the team are stranded like hostages in hotel room. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App CBFC later suggested 12 cuts and two disclaimers in the film. The film’s spokesperson said, “We received a call from Sanjay Chordiya from Surya who had arranged the whole press conference. Watch videoNational Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar had to cancel the promotional activity of his forthcoming film Indu Sarkar here on Saturday after receiving threats from local Congress party workers. #pune activity cancelled. Earlier also, Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam had penned a letter to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani, asking for the movie to be screened for them before it is censored. Related News
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Updated: July 15, 2017 7:54 pm

Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar is based on the Emergency period.