A reliable source from the censor office says that the director displayed aggressive behaviour due to which the board has decided to ignore his claims
Madhur Bhandarkar has been crying himself hoarse about the 12 to 13 cuts that the CBFC’s examining committee has ordered in his film Indu Sarkar.
However, his behaviour with the board members was described as borderline unacceptable.
“He was very aggressive,” says a source. “It was almost as if he had come for a fight. Within minutes after the cuts were ordered, the news was on his Twitter account, and his PR team was sending the information to various media publications. It is evident that he wants to use CBFC as the publicity board for his film. The CBFC has therefore decided not to respond to his outbursts.”
The source also says that Indu Sarkar suffers from a severe case of split personality. “It desists from naming any of the Congress leaders in the film, although judging by their physical appearance it is obvious who they are. So, Madhur claims they are fictional characters. On the other hand, all the politicians from the opposition during the time of Emergency such as Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani are blatantly named in the film. So, the film switches from fiction to non-fiction at its convenience, perhaps to appease the Congress,” says the source.
According to this well-informed source, the film also suffers from historical inaccuracies. “The RSS is shown to be in the opposition, and that has never happened.”