Mumbai: A day after the cancellation of the movie Indu Government’s promotion program in Pune due to the Congress workers, similar protest was also seen in another city Nagpur. Madhur Bhandarkar, director of the film was quite hurt by the incident. He questioned the question whether Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi supports the felony of these workers or not?
In this tweet, the director said, “After the dear @OfficeOfRG Pune, I had to cancel the press conference in Nagpur. Do you support this felony? Can I use my freedom of expression?
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 16, 2017
Nagpur’s leadership was led by local Congress leader Umakant Agnihotri. After the protest, Agnihotri told Emit Post, “Congress worker will not allow Bhandarkar to perform the film anywhere in the country because the icon of the party’s icon Indira Gandhi can be abusive.”
Yesterday, after threats from local Congress workers, film director Madhur Bhandarkar had to cancel the promotion program of his film ‘Indu Sarkar’ here. Bhandarkar said, “We have become a hostage in our hotel room, we had to cancel the program, hotel management has asked us not to step out of the room because the workers have been gathered here from noon in the afternoon. Our entire team is locked in a room. ”
Significantly, the Indu Government is being called a movie based on Emergency and its role is largely inspired by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi. Filmmaker Bhandarkar was about to talk about the film but considering the huge opposition, he canceled his show.
From Emit Post he said, “Surely it is astonishing … If I am making a film on Emergency, then what is the problem?
On the other hand, Pawan Kheda of Congress says that there is no transaction of the party with ‘protest demonstration’. On being told that those who performed were Congress workers, they said, “The party does not endorse such a performance, we condemn it.”