Today, Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar along with Kirti Kulhari, Anupam Kher, Tota Roy Chowdhury and Neil Nitin Mukesh were present at the trailer launch event of their upcoming film, Indu Sarkar. The film is scheduled to release on July 28, 2017.
The movie has a backdrop of the 1975 Emergency, a 21-month long period from 1975 to 1977, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally had a state of emergency declared across the country. As the movie has this backdrop, the director was asked if it would have been difficult to make the film when UPA government was in power, to which he said, "I don't know, but it wasn't planned that we are making the film because NDA is in power or UPA. For me banning any film or book is not done, especially when we talk about freedom of expression. I feel there should not be a ban on anything. Everybody has the right to interpret things in their own way."
Further Madhur also said that the intention of the film is not to appease a political party. He said, "I would've released the film before election if that was my intention. There are no elections before July 28 in any state. It (the film) is a very neutral point of view. If there is a ban, be it on Black Friday or Udta Punjab, I don't like it."
To which, Anupam Kher said, "I was the CBFC chief who passed 'Black Friday' without any cuts. Anurag Kashyap had come to me and I said this film should be passed. Officially I am announcing that I passed the film without any cuts."
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