Indu Sarkar-Congress Controversy Heats Up! Madhur Cancels Press Conference


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After staging the protest in Pune, Congress’ activist didn’t allow Madhur Bhandarkar, director of Indu Sarkar, to come out of the hotel for the press conference to be held in Nagpur. Set against the backdrop of 1975-77 Emergency, the film’s characters are inspired by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi.

Staying at Hotel Center Point, Ramdaspeth, Madhur Bhandarkar scheduled the press conference at Port’ O Gomez restaurant in Gandhi Nagar at 11.30am. Before he could leave for the event, around 50 Congress workers led by city-president Vikas Thakre gathered in front of the hotel. The things started getting dirty as they started raising slogans against the film and film maker. Madhur decided to cancel the press conference at 11.15 AM to avoid creating a much bigger controversy. Journalists present at the venue got an official confirmation of the cancellation from the personal staff of Bhandarkar.

Dear @OfficeOfRG after Pune I have 2 cancel today’s PressCon at Nagpur.Do you approve this hooliganism? Can I have my Freedom of Expression?

— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 16, 2017

Indu Sarkar-Congress Controversy Heats Up! Madhur Bhandarkar Cancels Press Conference

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