Protests force Madhur Bhandarkar to cancel film promotions

Indu Sarkar

A press conference for the promotion of 'Indu Sarkar' had to be cancelled in Nagpur on Sunday after the Congress workers protested against the film.

Director Madhur Bhandarkar's upcoming movie titled, "Indu Sarkar" has been the talk of the town since the time its trailer got released.

The event in Nagpur was to be held this morning, the one in Mumbai - tomorrow.

Bhandarkar had to face Congressmen's ire in Pune too yesterday after which he had to cancel the promotional events there.

The Congress party has taken their outrage straight outside CBFC office in Mumbai. Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and former state chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said it was a question of emotions of Congress workers.

"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".

A special screening of Indu Sarkar is demanded by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. Do you approve of this hooliganism? The filmmaker expressed his anger on the issue saying, "baffling to see self-proclaimed custodians of freedom of expression creating huge ruckus". "The Congress party absolutely distances itself from these kinds of protests". "Can I have my Freedom of Expression?" he had tweeted. There are 12 cuts and two disclaimers given by the Central Board of Film Certification to Indu Sarkar.

"What is the problem if I make a film on the Emergency?" It has also suggested that words like RSS, Akali, Jayaprakash Narayan, PM, IB and Communist be removed from the film. "I won't delete those scenes off the film".

Featuring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kirti and Kulhari Tota Roy Chaudhary, the film is scheduled to release on July 28.

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