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‘Indu Sarkar’: Madhur Bandarkar upset with selective activism of Bollywood

Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming film ‘Indu Sarkar’ featuring Kirti Kulhari, Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh and many others has suffered a lot, thanks to its storyline. The film is based in the era of emergency and brings out the true side of politics. Hence, it faced backlash from political parties. During the promotions of the film in Pune, the star cast of the film got trapped inside their hotel rooms, because there were protestors protesting outside the hotel. Following this, the Nagpur promotion schedule had to be cancelled. Even though the filmmaker is relieved that the CBFC has passed the film only with a few minor cuts, he is saddened at the thought that nobody from the industry stood by him in this controversy.

In the press conference held recently, Madhur Bhandarkar stated, “It feels really sad that I as a filmmaker always stood with the film fraternity — whether it was regarding ‘Udta Punjab’ or ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ or any other film… But they must have had their own problems. That’s why you get angry when you see such selective activism.”

“Today what has happened to me, might happen with somebody else tomorrow. So, if you will support people as per your convenience, that won’t work. Really this has saddened me as I wanted the film fraternity to come on a stage or tweet about this film, but that didn’t happen,” he stated further.

‘Indu Sarkar’ is slated to release on August 28, 2017. (Also Read: Anupam Kher didn’t charge anything for ‘Indu Sarkar’, says Madhur Bhandarkar)

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