The police on Monday provided filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar non-categorized security in view of Congress workers protesting against his upcoming movie, Indu Sarkar, which is scheduled to release on July 28.
The film Indu Sarkar is based on the Emergency period and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has suggested 12 cuts in the film. Some Congress workers have demanded that the movie be first shown to them so that they could make sure that Indira and Sanjay Gandhi have not been portrayed in poor light.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says quite evidently that as many as 200 Congress workers barged into a five-star hotel where he was residing along with the cast of his upcoming movie and started protesting.
He has also further confirmed that Congress workers have been stalling the press conferences and promotional events in order to scare him into cancelling the release of his movie. “Are they being rented by someone to protest against my movie”, asks an irritated Madhur Bhandarkar.
Congress leader Naseem Khan has accused the director of concocting a publicity stunt under the garb of spreading lies. “If workers are protesting peacefully, then that is their right”, said Khan.
Union Minister Kirin Rijiju lashed out by tweeting, “Where are the Awar Wapsi gang? Where are tolerant preachers? Not in my name”, after the director tweeted to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi to intervene in the matter.