Mumbai, July 17: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is likely to get police protection amid the escalating protests against his upcoming directorial Indu Sarkar. Madhur Bhandarkar will have the protection of two policemen in the day and two at night. The film is based on the Emergency in India during 1975. The Congress party is protesting against his film. Apparently, the characters in it are inspired by Indira Gandhi and her younger son Sanjay Gandhi.
Bhandarkar had promotional events in Mumbai and Nagpur. However, he cancelled them following the protests by the local Congress workers. He even tweeted to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. In the tweet, Madhur asked Rahul if he approves of the hooliganism by her party workers. His tweet reads, ‘Can I have my Freedom of Expression’. (ALSO READ: Indu Sarkar Trailer Shocking, Says Woman Claiming to be Sanjay Gandhi’s Daughter)
A special screening of Indu Sarkar is demanded by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. He wants to ensure that the characters are not shown in a bad light. However, Madhur Bhandarkar stated that his film is 70 per cent fictional. He tells, NDTV, “What is the problem if I make a film on Emergency? It was baffling to see self-proclaimed custodians of freedom of expression creating huge ruckus.”
Congress’ senior leader Pawan Khera said the party has nothing to do with those opposing and protesting against the film. There are 12 cuts and two disclaimers given by the Central Board of Film Certification to Indu Sarkar. The CBFC asked Madhur Bhandarkar to not use the words RSS and Akali in his upcoming release. The film stars Kirti Kulhari and Neil Nitin Mukesh in vital roles.