Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar given police protection in the middle of growing protests against his film "Indu Sarkar" based on the Emergency reported NDTV. Four policemen were assigned with two each taking nigh and day shift to protect the director who is facing wrath for making such a film on real-life incident.
“After Pune, I have had to cancel today’s press conference at Nagpur. Do you approve of this hooliganism?” Bhadarkar asked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Twitter. “Can I have my freedom of expression?”
The filmmaker was forced to cancel a press conference in Pune regarding the promotion of the film on 15 July.
Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has demanded that a special screening of the movie be held so they can ensure that the "characters are not shown in a bad light".
The director said that though movie is based on real-life incident, the 70% of movie is fictional.
"What is the problem if I make a film on Emergency? It was baffling to see self-proclaimed custodians of freedom of expression creating huge ruckus," Bhandarkar told NDTV.