Indu Sarkar: CBFC recommends 14 cuts to Madhur Bhandarkar's contentious film, reveals tweet
Madhur Bhandarkar's 1975 emergency film Indu Sarkar is brewing new controversies as it inches closer to its release. The film was earlier touted to be anti-congress and faced Congress' ire for its depiction of the Gandhi family. Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil also said that party leaders might take to the streets if the film is found to be maligning its leaders. In a shocking new development, the Central Board of Film Certification has advised 14 cuts to the film.
The director posted the information on Twitter. He did not hide his disappointment with the move and said that the makers will now approach the revising committee.
The film stars Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher, Supriya vinod and Tota Roy Chowdhury in pivotal roles. Mukesh plays Sanjay Gandhi and Vinod channels India's 'Iron Lady', Indira Gandhi.
The film is naturally politically coloured since its set in the emergency period in India.
The real reason behind the cuts has not been revealed yet by the filmmaker.
Here's his tweet:
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
If the film manages to emerge from all the controversies, it will release on 28 July, 2017.