Congress workers threatened me over 'Indu Sarkar', says film-maker Bhandarkar

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An event in Pune had to be cancelled yesterday due to the ruckus created by local Congress workers. "Can I have my Freedom of Expression".

Madhur has also said that he has not made Indu Sarkar to malign the image of Congress leaders otherwise he would have made a documentary.

During the protests at the Pune venue, Bhandarkar said that the Congress party workers had barged into the room, disrupted the ongoing event and left him and his crew "stranded like hostages in [the] hotel room".

Speaking to HT, Bhandkar said he made reality cinema where everything was well researched. "Let my film get censor board clearance and the moment it is released in the theaters, you can go and observe the film", Bhandarkar claimed.

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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. My film is an psychological journey. "I can not understand why they are scared of one movie", he added. The party raised objections to the way Indira Gandhi and her family has been portrayed in the film, that is set in the Emergency era.

The trailer of the motion picture led the Congress celebration to ask the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for a overview just before it arrives below the scanner. Rutvij Joshi ji, Mumbai Incharge and IYC National Secretary, Mumbai Youth Congress will be demanding a ban on the movie Indu Sarkar by Madhur Bhandarkar for distorting historic facts and falsely maligning the ex Prime Minister of our country, Mrs Indira Gandhi ji, just to please the current government in order to repay the debt for getting the Padma Shri award a year ago.

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

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