Vandalism, hooliganism etc are those words that are no longer bound to only dictionary; appearing in the real world in the most hideous way possible.
Recently, Madhur Bhandarkar got caught into one such barbaric event where he had to cancel a promotional event of his upcoming film Indu Sarkar in Pune.
Here’s what exactly happened:
National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar was in Pune to promote his upcoming movie Indu Sarkar. The film's team had planned to visit Suryadatta Institute of Management & Mass Communication on Saturday for the promotional event. But after receiving threats from local Congress party workers, the event was called off.
The film's spokesperson said,
"We received a call from Sanjay Chordiya from Surya who had arranged the whole 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."
The moronic reason behind the act:
Indu Sarkar is set in the period of the emergency in India, i.e. the 21-month-long period from 1975 to 1977. The characters in the film are inspired by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi.
The tweet explains the rest…
When asked Madhur Bhandarkar on the release of 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.
Though the promotion started on a bad note, we’re hopeful that the film would hit the box office with great success.