Indu Sarkar-Congress Controversy Heats Up! Madhur Cancels Press Conference


Press conference of Madhur's upcoming movie Indu Sarkar was canceled after Congress activists did not allow him to come out of his hotel. Tagging the official handle of the Office of Rahul Gandhi, Bhandarkar wrote: "Dear Office of Rahul Gandhi after Pune I have to cancel today's Press Conference at Nagpur". "Can I have my Freedom of Expression?", wrote Bhandarkar on his Twitter handle on Sunday.

Indu Sarkar-Congress Controversy Heats Up! Earlier, the venue for his press conference was chosed as Pune but due to massive protest by the Congress supporters on Sunday again, the venue had to be changed to Nagpur. After the Pune press conference was called off on Saturday, Bhandarkar had taken to Twitter and posted, "Congress workers hv barged in the Hotel lobby & created ruckus, me and team are stranded like hostages in hotel room. Otherwise, I would have made a 100% documentary and not a film". Speaking to reporters at the airport, Bhandarkar said he was going to appeal against certain cuts suggested by the Censor board. Can I have my Freedom of Expression? "I can not understand why they are scared of one movie", he added.

"My movie is based on the story of a husband and a wife, who have contradictory opinion about the Emergency".

"Indu Sarkar", which is set against the backdrop of Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975, has courted trouble in the recent weeks with Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam demanding that it be separately screened for him.

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The trailer of the motion picture led the Congress celebration to ask the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for a overview just before it arrives below the scanner. But, since 1pm, the local party workers had started a protest outside their hotel.

The film maligns the image of Indira Gandhi and other Congress leaders of the past.

Patil further claimed the Main Minister ought to guarantee this so that law and purchase condition publish the launch of the motion picture is managed.