Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who on Monday revealed the first look of his new film “Indu Sarkar”, says the project is currently in post-production.
“First look of ‘Indu Sarkar’. Thank you to Kirti Kulhari for working so hard for my character and getting it so vibrantly alive on screen,” Bhandarkar tweeted along with an image of the actress looking bruised, battered and dishevelled.
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 27, 2017
The film also has Neil Nitin Mukesh playing Sanjay Gandhi and Anupam Kher in an undisclosed role.
The film narrates the story of a stammering poetess who rebels against the system during the Emergency (1975-1977). It also features Bengali actor Tota Roy Chowdhury.
On the sidelines of Society Leadership Awards 2017 here on Sunday, Bhandarkar said: “The post production work is going on. The movie will release in July or August.”
“The film depicts what exactly happened in those months from 1975 to 1977. The entire film is based on that time frame and political upheaval,” he added.
Talking about the protagonist Indu, played by Kirti, the “Corporate” director said: “I thought Kirti would be able to justify the role and she has done remarkably well. Every filmmaker has this image of a protagonist in his mind, Kirti has taken the level a notch higher and completely justified the role in par with my vision.”
Talking about her role, Kirti had earlier said, “Indu is raised in an orphanage and has a stammering problem but loves to write and read poetry. After ‘Pink’, I wanted to do something that would challenge me further as an actor. We want to create the same impact as Tabu’s turn in ‘Chandni Bar’ with my character.”
The film is set for a 2017 release.