Congress workers on Saturday disrupted shows of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar, the film based on the Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi government in 1975, at several cinema halls in the state.
Soon after the releases of the film, the party workers stalled its screening at some theatres and multiplexes in Thane, Nanded, Nashik and Jalgaon districts. However, the shows resumed later amid tight police security, police officials said.
“Police have kept a strict vigil outside the theatres and no untoward incident has been reported so far,” they said.
At Kolshewdi in neighbouring Thane district, Congress workers gathered outside a shopping mall, which houses a multiplex, and held protests around 9 am. The party activists pulled out placards and shouted slogans and disrupted the show. At least 10 party workers have been detained in this connection,” a police official said.
In Thane city, around 15 Congress workers were taken into custody after they held protests outside a multiplex.
“Two separate offences were registered against Congress workers at Kolshewadi and Vartaknagar police stations accordingly,” he added.
In Nanded city, at least 15 party men gathered outside a theatre, where Indu Sarkar was scheduled to be screened.
However, the theatre had been kept shut by the owner since midnight, the official said.
The Congress has condemned the alleged ‘false depiction’ in Indu Sarkar based on the Emergency, claiming the film is ‘fully sponsored’.
Earlier, a press conference held by the filmmaker in Pune to promote Indu Sarkar was also cancelled as Congress activists had reportedly hounded him throughout the day and did not allow him to come out of his hotel.
Here’s the trailer of the film:
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