After Calling Upon Rahul Gandhi, Madhur Bhandarkar Gets Police Protection Amidst Indu Sarkar Controversy

Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday about the constant protests by his party members against Indu Sarkar. The director has now got police protection

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After Calling Upon Rahul Gandhi, Madhur Bhandarkar Gets Police Protection Amidst Indu Sarkar Controversy
Indu Sarkar, which is based on the Emergency of 1975-77, has been dogged by protests from Congress members who have labelled the Madhur Bhandarkar directorial, a “propaganda film against Indira Gandhi.”

indu sarkar movie poster

Indu Sarkar Poster

On Sunday, Madhur had to cancel a promotional event in Nagpur because of protests by Congress workers.

A couple of days ago, another press conference in Pune had to be called off because of protests by party workers.

neil nitin mukesh from indu sarkar

Neil Nitin Mukesh From Indu Sarkar

A frustrated Madhur took to Twitter on Sunday to call upon Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi.


"Dear @OfficeOfRG, after Pune, I have to cancel today's press con at Nagpur. Do you approve [of] this hooliganism? Can I have my freedom of expression?" Bhandarkar tweeted.

Bhandarkar wrote that his team was left stranded "like hostages in the hotel room". He wrote, "Congress workers have barged in the hotel lobby and created ruckus. My team and I are stranded like hostages in hotel room (sic)."

Now it looks like the threat to Madhur Bhandarkar has increased. The latest update is that security has been provided to Bhandarkar by Mumbai Police since Sunday.

madhur bhandarkar

Madhur Bhandarkar Has Been Provided Police Protection

The protests against Indu Sarkar are not dissipating. Mumbai Mahila Congress President Sheetal Mhatre has sent a letter to Censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani saying that Indu Sarkar is “slandering” the Congress party.

congress president sheetal mhatre has sent a letter

Mumbai Mahila Congress President Sheetal Mhatre's letter to Censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani

Earlier, a woman claiming to be Sanjay Gandhi's daughter had emerged to claim that the film showed her father in a bad light. She sent a notice to Madhur and his team regarding the film's release, and Madhur said that his legal team has given a fitting reply. “I also heard what she said. Earlier also I have got some legal letters from her. My lawyers have countered and replied. I am sure you will get it soon. We have acknowledged it. We have replied,” said Madhur.

Indu Sarkar starring Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher, Tota Roy Chowdhury, and Supriya Vinod, is set to hit theatres on July 28.


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