Director Madhur Bhandarkar‘s upcoming movie titled, “Indu Sarkar“ has been the talk of the town since the time its trailer got released. The movie which is based on the 21-month long period from 1975 to 1977, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had unilaterally declared a state of emergency across the country.
Recently, Madhur was in Nagpur for the press conference of his upcoming movie “Indu Sarkar”, which was been canceled when Congress activists did not allow him to come out of his hotel. Madhur was at Hotel Centre Point, Ramdaspeth and his press conference was scheduled at Port O’ Gomez restaurant in Gandhi Nagar at 11.30am. Around 50 Congress workers, led by city president Vikas Thakre, gathered in front of the hotel and started raising slogans against the filmmaker and the movie.Sensing trouble, Bhandarkar
Around 11:15 Madhur’s personal staff passed on the message to the journalists gathered at Port O’ Gomez. After cancelling his press conference Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted along with a video to Rahul Gandhi’s office by saying, “Dear @OfficeOfRG after Pune I have 2 cancels today’s PressCon at Nagpur.Do you approve of this hooliganism? Can I have my Freedom of Expression?”
Dear @OfficeOfRG after Pune I have 2 cancel today's PressCon at Nagpur.Do you approve this hooliganism? Can I have my Freedom of Expression? pic.twitter.com/y44DXiOOgp
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 16, 2017
The film maligns the image of Indira Gandhi and other Congress leaders of the past. On this Madhur said, ” have not made the film to malign anyone. Otherwise, I would have made a 100% documentary and not a film.”
“Indu Sarkar” will be in theatres on July 28, 2017.