Congress Roasted Over Free Speech After Indu Sarkar Event In Pune Mobbed

Elias Hubbard
July 16, 2017

"He further said, ?Indu Sarkar is a controversy because of the period it is based in". Isn't she anxious that such a clear political opinion could earn her the tag of pro-BJP or anti-Congress?

While the film has faced 16 cuts from the Censor Board, the director has attracted the wrath of the Congress workers over some portions of the film that they find objectionable. Later, Bhandarkar tweeted, "Congress workers hv barged in the Hotel lobby & created a ruckus, me & team are stranded like hostages in hotel room".

"We are like hostage in the hotel room. I don't know, but it has become like a process where every film needs to go through and I think you should watch the film with reference to the context".

Citing that he has been known for making movies, which are hard-hitting, real and topical, Bhandarkar has appealed other filmmakers and the public to side with him over the issue as this reeks of suppression of freedom of expression. It's about the clash of points of view and the backdrop of the movie is the Emergency. Congress Party alleges that the movie has controversial content against Gandhi and it wants the content to be removed.

The movie created controversy earlier when Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam had asked chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Pahlaj Nihalani to screen the movie for them before censoring it.

The film's spokesperson said, "We received a call from Sanjay Chordiya from Surya who had arranged the press conference". Mr Nirupam also wrote that he wants to see the film.

He had his first press conference to promote the movie at a hotel at NIBM road Pune. "We wanted to request him not to defame the former Prime Minister of India", said Bagwe in a release.

Patil further said the Chief Minister should assure this so that law and order situation post the release of the movie is maintained.

The Congress said they could not take permission from the police as they had learnt about the press conference at the eleventh hour.

Indu Sarkar is due to be released on July 28.

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