Congress condemns ‘false depictions’ in Bhandarkar’s upcoming project

The Indian National Congress yesterday condemned the alleged “false depiction” in Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming film Indu Sarkar, which is based on the emergency, and said the film is “fully sponsored”.

“This film is fully sponsored. The organisation and the individual who is behind the film is known to us. We totally condemn the false depictions in the film,” said Congress spokesperson Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Bhandarkar on Friday said he made Indu Sarkar as it was important to make today’s generation aware about the emergency.

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Directed by Bhandarkar, the film is written by Sanjay Chhel and produced by Bhandarkar Entertainment and Mega Bollywood Private Limited. The film is set in the period of the emergency in India, which is the 21-month long period from 1975-77 when then India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had unilaterally declared a state of emergency across the country.

Indu Sarkar stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Supriya Vinod, Kirti Kulhari, Tota Roy Chowdhury and Anupam Kher. The film is slated to release on July 28.