Madhur Bhandarkar’s movie ‘Indu Sarkar’ has been in the news due to various controversies. The movie which is set in the times of Emergency, faced several protests during promotions for its sensitive subject. When they were promoting the movie in Pune, many Congress worked tried to barge into the hotel lobby and started protesting. So much so, that the director Bhandarkar had to call off a press conference that day. Things didn’t stop here, as the movie was again in the news for the wrong reasons.
A lady named Priya Singh Paul, who claimed to be the biological daughter of the late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi, filed a petition which stated that the movie portrayed Sanjay Gandhi in a poor light and asked to stall the release of the movie. However, the Bombay High Court rejected her petition to stay the release of the movie. Plus, the CBFC too cleared the movie with minor cuts and that’s how the movie finally released on July 28, 2017. (Also Read: She’s everything they didn’t want her to be. Meet ‘Indu Sarkar’ with all her fire and composure)
‘Indu Sarkar’ faced a clash with another biggie, Anees Bazmee’s family entertainer ‘Mubarakan’ starring Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D’cruz, Athiya Shetty. And that somewhere affected the box office business of the movie. Now, reports have stated that many shows were disrupted by Congress workers in Indore as well. The party workers of Congress stalled the screenings of the movie in various multiplexes of Thane, Nashik, Nanded and Jalgaon. Although, the shows later on resumed with tight security. The cops had to make use of canes to shoo away the Congress workers who tried their level best to disrupt shows near Indore’s Sapna-Sangeeta movie hall. The cops were forced to disperse them because the workers from both parties shouted slogans and made advances, revealed an official from Indore’s Bhanwarkua police station.
On one side, the people from Congress said that the movie had distorted facts of the Gandhi family and emergency, while, on the other side, workers from BJP claimed that the Congress people were trying to suppress the freedom of expression.
‘Indu Sarkar’ stars Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher and Tota Roy Chowdhury.