Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar is going to release soon. However, there have been certain complications which are standing in front of the film as of now. The film is actually depicting the story of 1975 Emergency period. Reacting to it, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam demanded to watch Indu Sarkar before the censor board.
However, Madhur clearly said that supporting Narendra Modi does not make him anti-Congressi. He said to IANS:
“My film belongs to the nation, not to any political party. People like us — actors, filmmakers or any creative persons are admired by citizens of the country because of our work. I can talk for myself… I have no agenda to promote any specific political ideology. Rather, the film is showing the conflicts of two different ideologies on the Emergency.”
“Just because I support Modi-ji openly as a leader does not mean I have to subscribe to the ideology of the political party that he represents. What I am trying to say is that I have friends and well-wishers in Congress, Shiv Sena, and BJP and I have attended their functions.”
“I admire Modi-Ji and Jyotiraditya Scindia (Congress leader) as individuals, but that does not make me a pro-BJP or anti-Congressi or vice verse.”
When asked if he ever thought that film would get such reactions from the political parties, he said:
“No, not at all. This is not the first time a creative person is doing something on Emergency. There are several books, documentaries, docu-features with individuals’ opinion. Why are they targeting my film? I think the series of drama going on before the release of this film… I can make a film on that… It’s an interesting subject for a filmmaker.”
The director who is famous for making engaging movies on the issues of the society further added:
“It’s about a poet who rebels against the Emergency of 1975, whereas her husband is a supporter of Emergency. So basically, in the same house, how this ideological difference takes the relationship of a couple on a different journey, is the core of the story.”
Indu Sarkar is inspired by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi. The period lasted from June 25, 1975, to March 21, 1977. The film is all going to release on July 28, 2017.