Maharashtra Government provides security to filmmaker Bhandarkar

According to media reports, Bhandarkar was putting up at Hotel Centre Point, in Nagpur’s Ramdaspeth area.

Published: 17th July 2017 01:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2017 01:28 PM   |  A+A-

Nagpur city Congress chief Vikas Thakre, said, 'We wanted to meet Bhandarkar and know as to why he was not showing the movie to the concerned Congress leaders. What is he hiding?

Director Madhur Bhandarkar cancelled the event after the Congress workers gathered at his proposed press meet venue to lodge their protest against the alleged defamatory content of the movie


MUMBAI: The Government of Maharashtra on Monday announced that it is providing appropriate security for well known filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar in the wake of the criticism that he has attracted for making his latest movie “Indu Sarkar”.

The security has been provided after a scheduled press conference of Bhandarkar in Nagpur was cancelled when Congress activists did not allow him to come out of his hotel. 

The film is set against the backdrop of the 1975-77 Emergency and has characters inspired by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi.

According to media reports, Bhandarkar was putting up at Hotel Centre Point, in Nagpur’s Ramdaspeth area. His press conference was scheduled to be held at the Port O' Gomez restaurant in Gandhi Nagar at 11.30 a.m., but, around 50 Congress workers, led by city president Vikas Thakre, gathered in front of the hotel and started raising slogans against the filmmaker and the movie.

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