Congress workers threatened me over 'Indu Sarkar', says film-maker Bhandarkar

Indu Sarkar protest Pune

Press conference of Madhur's upcoming movie Indu Sarkar was canceled after Congress activists did not allow him to come out of his hotel.

Bhandarkar's press conference in Nagpur was cancelled today after local Congress workers staged demonstration against the movie. "Can I have my Freedom of Expression".

Indu Sarkar is due to be released on July 28.

Speaking to HT, Bhandkar said he made reality cinema where everything was well researched. Congress workers had entered a hotel in Pune on Saturday, forcing Mr. Bhandarkar to cancel the event.

Previously, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar had censured the controversy surrounding his impending directorial venture and had asserted that the motion picture is not a documentary, but a function of fiction. "I don't know, but it has become like a process where every film needs to go through and I think you should watch the film with reference to the context". "Its baffling to see self-proclaimed custodians of #freedomofExpression creating huge ruckus to prevent a legitimate release of #InduSarkar", Bhandarkar said in his second tweet. "I am concentrating on that matter and they are only bullying a filmmaker by asking him to improve one thing or the other", he included.

"My motion picture is primarily based on the tale of a husband and a wife, who have contradictory opinion about the Crisis". The movie which is based on the 21-month long period from 1975 to 1977, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had unilaterally declared a state of emergency across the country.

Nagpur Congress chief Vikas Thakre, said, "We wanted to meet Bhandarkar and know as to why he was not showing the movie to the concerned Congress leaders". Due to Congress workers' protests, he was not able to promote the film, Bhandarkar said. The legal notice alleged that the trailer of the film was misleading in its portrayal of the late Congress leader.

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