12 Cuts Later, Indu Sarkar Is Cleared By Censor Board!

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| July 25 , 2017 , 14:51 IST

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's upcoming film Indu Sarkar based on the Emergency declared in the nation by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has been marred by controversy as Congress politicians have objected to their depictions in the movie.

In good news for Bhandarkar, the film Indu Sarkar has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) revising committee after suggesting 12 cuts and two disclaimers, including removal of words like RSS and Akali from the movie.

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Bhandarkar tweeted his thanks to the CBFC revising committee: "Thank you CBFC revising committee. 'Indu Sarkar' has been cleared with few cuts. Happy and relieved. See you in cinemas this Friday, July 28."

Several protests were also held by Congress activists, leading to Madhur Bhandarkar tweeting to Rahul Gandhi over freedom of expression and the 'hooliganism' displayed by the Congress activists.

Claiming to be the daughter of Sanjay Gandhi, Priya Paul Singh had filed a writ petition against the CBFC and the makers of Indu Sarkar to put a stay on the release of the movie, on the grounds that the trailer of the movie maligned the image of Sanjay and Indira Gandhi, however the Bombay High Court rejected the petition.

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Other Congress leaders had demanded a special screening of Indu Sarkar before its commercial release to ensure that the Congress was depicted in a favourable light, which Bhandarkar rejected saying no special screenings would be held for anyone.

Indu Sarkar is set in the backdrop of the 1975-77 Emergency and features Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kirti Kulhari, Tota Roy Chaudhary, Supriya Vinod and Anupam Kher.