Indu Sarkar row: Bhandarkar given police protection amid Congress protests

Indu Sarkar row: Bhandarkar given police protection amid Congress protests

Indu Sarkar row: Bhandarkar given police protection amid Congress protests

"I have been threatened with blackening of my face in Lucknow, a chappal garland in Allahabad and even issued a legal notice from a woman who claims to be Sanjay Gandhi's daughter", Bhandarkar said while speaking to HT.

The Congress party has taken their outrage straight outside CBFC office in Mumbai. The filmmaker said due to the controversy, the real story of "Indu Sarkar" was getting lost.

Bhandarkar was put up at hotel in Nagpur on Sunday.

According to the sources close to Bhandarkar, he has been given a security cover of two personnel, by his side, till the film does not release. 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. His tweet reads, "Can I have my Freedom of Expression".

However, senior party leader Pawan Khera said the party has nothing to do with the protests. Bhandarkar told NDTV. "It was baffling to see self-proclaimed custodians of freedom of expression creating a huge ruckus".

The Central Board of Film Certification has suggested 12 cuts and two disclaimers in the film. He had previously mentioned that he will visit the revising committee regarding this.

"What is the problem if I make a film on the Emergency?" I can't understand their logic behind this move. His press conference was scheduled to be held at the Port O' Gomez restaurant in Gandhi Nagar at 11.30am, but around 50 Congress workers, led by city president Vikas Thakre, gathered in front of the hotel and started raising slogans against the filmmaker and the movie. Ever since the film has been in some or the other news.

"In this film ('Indu Sarkar'), my character Indu has an ideological difference with her husband Naveen, played by Tota Roy Chowdhury".

The controversial film is releasing on July 28.

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