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Mumbai: Madhur Bhandarkar given security after stir over ‘Indu Sarkar’


Mumbai: In the wake of several protests, Bollywood film director Madhur Bhandarkar is facing for his upcoming movie ‘Indu Sarkar’, the Maharashtra government has provided him security cover.

“He has been given security since Sunday,” said Mumbai police spokesperson and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Dr Rashmi Karandikar. Bhandarkar has been given security cover, with two personnel by his side till the film is released.

The development comes after Bhandarkar had to cancel the promotional events of ‘Indu Sarkar’ in Pune and Nagpur fearing wrath of Congressmen who had gathered to protest the film’s release without a green signal from senior party leaders.

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Congress has objected to the film, set against the emergency era, saying it may have portrayed Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi in a bad light. Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam demanded that the film should be screened before senior party leaders to allay their concerns of any defamatory references to the Gandhi family.

A press conference for the promotion of ‘Indu Sarkar’ had to be cancelled in Nagpur on Sunday after the Congress workers protested against the film. A day earlier, an event of the film at Pune too was cancelled after few Congress workers took to protest against the movie. “Congress workers hv barged in the Hotel lobby & created ruckus, me & team are stranded like hostages in hotel room. #pune activity cancelled,” Bhandarkar tweeted on Saturday.