Indu Sarkar: Supreme Court refuses to stay film's release; says it is within 'parameters of law'
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on 27 July refused to stay the release of filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's movie Indu Sarkar, which deals with the Emergency imposed in 1975 by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitav Roy and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, dismissed the plea filed by a woman who claims to be the biological daughter of late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi.
"The movie is an artistic expression within the parameters of law," said the bench while dismissing the plea of Priya Singh Paul.
SC further adds saying that the right to know and the collective ational interest is far more important than an individual's claim of reputation, as reported by news18.
Paul has told the court that the film was "full of concoction and totally derogatory" to malign the image of Sanjay Gandhi and his mother, Indira Gandhi.
The petitioner moved the top court as Bombay High Court had dismissed her plea on 24 July, saying no "known descendant" of Sanjay Gandhi has objected to the movie.
The HC had also said, "The filmmaker has submitted a disclaimer that will be shown before the movie saying all characters and incidents of the movie are fictitious and bears no resemblance to any living or dead person. The censor board has also already granted certificate to the movie after initially asking the filmmaker to cut some scenes," reports news18.
In her petition, the woman has claimed that Sanjay Gandhi was her biological father and the movie points fingers at him.
(With inputs from IANS)