CBFC suggests 14 cuts to Indu Sarkar: Bhandarkar appalled
The movie is based on the Emergency in India and characters in the films are inspired by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on Monday said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) committee has suggested 14 cuts to his upcoming film Indu Sarkar, set in the backdrop of the emergency.
Bhandarkar had taken to his twitter account stating
Just got out of #InduSarkar film censor screening.Am appalled at the 14 cuts suggested by the committee.Will go to the revising committee.— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 10, 2017
The movie, based on the Emergency in India has characters in the films are inspired by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi. It stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kirti Kulhari, Supriya Vinod, Anupam Kher and Tota Roy Chowdhury.
The Emergency was imposed on June 25, 1975, when Indira Gandhi cited grave threat to her government and sovereignty of the country from both internal and external forces. It lasted till March 21, 1977.
Indu Sarkar has drawn the ire of the Congress party even before its release. Sanjay Nirupam, President of Mumbai Congress had penned a letter last week to CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani, asking for the movie to be screened to them before it is censored.
The Indore unit of the Congress wrote a letter to the Cine Circuit Association and Cine Grah Sanchalan on Monday asking them not to screen the movie. They threatened that movie theatres in the city will have to bear the responsibility as Congress supporters will stage protests and burn effigies of actor Anupam Kher and director Bhandarkar if the movie is released in Indore.
Bhandarkar has made it clear that he has no agenda to promote any specific political ideology through the film, which is locked for release on July 28.