Madhur Bhandarkar’s film ‘Indu Sarkar’ which recreates the events during the Emergency of 1977 in India has been facing many problems since the the trailer of the film has been released.
Recently, their were news doing the rounds that Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has sent a letter to Pahlaj Nihalani, chief of Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC), for a review of the film before it releases.
In a letter sent to Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, Nirupam has written, “The film is based on Emergency and is politically inspired. We request you to show us the film so that one can ensure the story doesn’t hurt the sensibilities of any of our leaders.”
However, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has turned down such demands. Commenting upon the letter, Bhandarkar said, “There is no question of showing the film to Congress or any political party, till the time the censor hasn’t passed the film. It is my prerogative whom I should show or not show my film. Nobody can force me to show them the film. I would tell Congress people to come and watch the film in theatres before making such comments on a film which hasn’t even released, or cleared by the censor board,”
The filmmaker said his movie, slated to release on July 28, does not talk about any individual and uses Emergency just as the backdrop.
“Some people sent me legal notices… Jagdish Tytler wrote a letter that he wants his portrayal in good faith. Mr
Nirupam also wrote that he wants to see the film,” Bhandarkar said political pressure does affect him and his family is worried about the whole matter.
“Art has no boundaries but these kind of things put pressure on a filmmaker. It’s just bullying tactics. My wife and daughter are worried about this whole thing,” he claimed.
The movie stars Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tota Roy Choudhury, Anupam Kher and others. It will be hitting the screens on July 28.