Madhur Bhandarkar’s film on the period of Emergency seems to have landed him trouble! Bhandarkar, who had to cancel the press conference of his upcoming controversial film ‘Indu Sarkar’ in Nagpur on Sunday called upon Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to intervene in the matter.
Addressing the media, the National Award-winning director said, “Since his party workers are protesting against the film, that’s why I have just made an appeal to Rahul Gandhi. It’s my duty to ask him till when is this going to happen? When will this end?”
He further added, “The Congress people should condemn the protests and ask the protestors to not do such things. People write books, make documentaries, can’t I make a film? You are reacting on a three-minute long trailer when I have already made this clear that the film is 70 percent fictional.”
The director informed that as a safety measure, the team has cancelled the Ahmedabad and Bengaluru round of promotions. The disappointed director added, “Me and my actors are frightened, we are being threatened. We have cancelled the promotions in Bengaluru and Ahmedabad because they have been threatening us, saying wherever we go, they will protest. You are scared of a film, what is this?”
Signing off, Madhur concluded, “This is neither a person’s film nor a docu-drama. If my intention was to base it on a person, why would I make a film that is 70 percent fictional? I would have made a documentary, not a film. People should see it from a broader perspective. These protests are extremely unfair.”