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Madhur Bhandarkar cancel promotional event of Indu Sarkar in Pune due to protests by Congress party workers

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar had to cancel the promotional activity of his forthcoming film 'Indu Sarkar' here today after receiving threats from local Congress party workers.

"We are like hostage in the hotel room. We had to cancel the event. The hotel management asked us not to step out as the cadre is here since 1 pm. Since the last three hours, we have been locked in one room. My whole team is in the room," Bhandarkar told IANS over phone.

The film's spokesperson said, "We received a call from Sanjay Chordiya from Surya who had arranged the press conference. He urged us to cancel it as they received a threat from local Congress party workers. As soon as we got to know, we cancelled the event."

Asked if Bhandarkar will release the film in Pune, he said, "I will release the film all over India and I think people who talk about freedom of expression should stand for this now. This is the time."

The film, set against the backdrop of the 1975-77 Emergency, has characters inspired by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi.

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