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How Indu Sarkar kicked up a storm

This will be Bhandarkar's first attempt at making a period movie, and he has chosen the 1970s

Ranjita Ganesan 

Madhur Bhandarkar urgently wants a cup of tea. He sounds rather absent, on the other end of the line, until his staff brings him some. Recent weeks have been unusually exhausting for the director, after his upcoming release, Indu Sarkar, became embattled. Given its political theme — the film is set in the Emergency period of 1975-77 in India — it has provoked the ire of the Congress party that was then in government. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), too, asked him to cut as many as 14 bits, following a censor screening. In all this, only the police were quick ...

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First Published: Fri, July 21 2017. 23:05 IST
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