Pune: 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 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. ”
Bhandarkar also tweeted the pictures of some Congress members. He wrote with them, “Congress workers have entered the lobby and are making a ruckus. My team and my team are in a hostage situation in the hotel room.” The team of the film had to go to Surat Dutt Institute of Management and Mass Communication on Saturday to promote it.
The film’s spokesperson said, “We called Surya from Sanjay Chordiya, he had organized a press conference, he urged us to cancel it because he is getting threats from local Congress workers. Done, we canceled the program. “
On asking if Bhandarkar will release the film in Pune, he said, “I will release the film all over the country … I think those who talk of freedom of expression will have to raise voice for this.
Indu Government is on the background of the emergency imposed in the country during 1975-77. Its character is inspired by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi. Prior to this, Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam had written in a letter to the censor board chairman Prajayaj Nihalani that the film should be shown to the Congress party before it was sent to the sensor. The censor board has suggested 12 cuts and two disclamers in the film and asked to remove words like “RSS” and “Akali”. The film is about to be released on July 28.