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‘Indu Sarkar’: CBFC asks for 14 cuts in the film!

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Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar told that the censor board has asked for 14 cuts in his political drama "Indu Sarkar" set against the backdrop of Emergency.

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, through his tweets, told that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) committee has suggested 14 cuts to his forthcoming film ‘Indu Sarkar’, set in the backdrop of the Emergency. He is unhappy with the decision and is now planning to approach the revising committee.

Bhandarkar said in a statement, “We are very disappointed with the cuts they have asked for. Those dialogues were part of the censored trailer. Changing so many dialogues will change the essence of the film. We will go to the revising committee hoping we will get a clearance there.”

Reports are that the censor board, among other things, wants words like Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, Intelligence Bureau, Prime Minister, Akaali and Communist to be removed along with a Indian Herald Newspaper cutting, which has – leader names like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Morarji Desai and L K Advani in 1975.

Previously, Sanjay Nirupam, a member of Congress, had issued a letter asking CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani to have a special screening for the party before the film releases so that they can be sue of their party’s Legends, Late Indira Gandhi and others, are not shown in bad light. CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani had said that Nirupam should make the demand from the producer or the director and not the board. Bhandarkar, on his part, said he would not entertain any such request.

Starring Neil Nitin MukeshSupriya VinodKirti Kulhari, and Anupam Kher in integral roles, the film will be hitting theatres on July 28th.

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