Madhur Bhandarkar, Sagarika Ghose on Indu Sarkar controversy: Congress bullying film's director?

Madhur Bhandarkar

Earlier, the venue for his press conference was chosed as Pune but due to massive protest by the Congress supporters on Sunday again, the venue had to be changed to Nagpur. Do you approve this hooliganism? "Can I have my Freedom of Expression?"

"I think we desperately need some changes (in the censor board rules)". The film reportedly has characters based on the former Prime Minister and her son Sanjay Gandhi.

"If the producers had nothing to hide about the movie, they should have first shown it to the Congress leaders and the members of the Gandhi family".

Actress Kirti Kulhari, who shot to fame with megastar Amitabh Bachchan-led film "Pink", says movies are made of characters and not on just a single person, and so the contribution of all characters in the narrative makes the film interesting. "This was absolutely shocking..." He tells, NDTV, "What is the problem if I make a film on Emergency?" "Its baffling to see self-proclaimed custodians of #freedomofExpression creating huge ruckus to prevent a legitimate release of #InduSarkar", Bhandarkar said in his second tweet.

The Congress has distanced itself from the protests, with senior leader Pawan Khera saying the party has "nothing to do" with them. "We criticise it, we condemn it", he said.

A press conference for the promotion of "Indu Sarkar" had to be cancelled in Nagpur yesterday, after the Congress workers protested against the film. Today it has come to our knowledge that the Secretary of Indian Youth Congress, Rutvij Joshi and his team are going to agitate over Indu Sarkar infront of Pahlaj Nihalani, Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

According to the sources close to Bhandarkar, he has been given a security cover of two personnel, by his side, till the film does not release.