Politicians have threatened to take legal action against me: Madhur Bhandarkar


Mumbai, July 4: Known for making movies about real life topics, Madhur has dependably picked subjects that have exposed the dark side of the world around us.His movies like Page 3, Fashion, Corporate, Heroine and Satta, have shaken the internal parts of Bollywood.

“I have been threatened by many people, including politicians saying that they will take legal action against me,” says Madhur Bhandarkar. Madhur’s film Indu Sarkar, inspired by the Emergency has been in the news ever since the makers leaked certain pictures of the movie.

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Initial sneak peeks into the movie showcased how Neil Nitin Mukesh and Kirti Kulhari’s looks resemble that of Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi.

Once the trailer was out, their problems only seemed to have quadrupled. Madhur, however, seems unperturbed about the brouhaha.

Though, he does hint that the film could be in trouble with the Central Board of Film Certification and that he may have to make some changes in the final film.

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“There are many objections. The politicians have not seen the movie. They have only seen the trailer, and they are objecting saying they will take legal action against me. But then the final decision on what to retain in the film and what to edit will only happen once the film is censored,” says Bhandarkar

“People have written books on the Emergency, some have made documentaries, and many have written articles on it, then what is the problem in making a film on it? Why cannot a filmmaker have the same liberty as the others?” he asks.

Bhandarkar had earlier said he made Indu Sarkar as it was important to tell about the Emergency to today’s generation.

Inspired by the Emergency imposed in India in 1975, the film’s protagonist is said to be based on then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Checkout the Trailer here:


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