B-town's subjective filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is glad that his film Indu Sarkar has finally been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Revising Committee with U/A certificate, two cuts, and one disclaimer.CBFC has asked for two cuts and one disclaimer.
However, the producer is disappointed that no one from the industry raised their voice on the controversy about the movie
When asked about the number of cuts that the film has finally got Bhandarkar said "It has been passed by the Revising Committee of the CBFC with a U/A certificate. They have given the film two cuts, have asked to keep a few words and want us to put one disclaimer."
The movie is set against the backdrop of the 1975-77 Emergency which features Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kirti Kulhari, and Tota Roy Chaudhary.
The Examining Committee had initially suggested 12 cuts and two disclaimers, including removal of some words from the movie. Recently at the press conference filmmaker Bhandarkar mentioned that "It feels really sad that I as a filmmaker always stood with the film fraternity whether it was regarding 'Udta Punjab' or 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' or any other film. But they must have had their own problems. That's why you get angry when you see such selective activism”.
Talking more about the industry support he also mentioned, "Today what has happened to me might happen to somebody else tomorrow? So, if you will support people as per your convenience, that won't work. Really this has saddened me as I wanted the film fraternity to come on a stage or tweet about this film, but that didn't happen”.
The day when Bombay High Court rejected the petition filed by Priya Singh Paul, who is claiming to be the biological daughter of late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi who was asking to put the film on hold, the lane was also cleared for Indu Sarkar.
Commenting about the controversies the Fashion director said, “They (people) should not play politics with this film and should not involve PM in it. They should see it as a film and not find politics in it. This film is a mixture of fiction and real events.I want to request them that all the leaders (of Congress) should see what happened to us in Nagpur and Pune, and ask their party members to not do this and let the film release easily".