AFTER PUNE, PARTY WORKERS DISRUPT BHANDARKAR’S FILM PROMOTIONS IN NAGPUR
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who was targeted by political party workers in Pune on Saturday, during the promotions of his latest film, faced the same situation in Nagpur on Sunday morning. An agitated Bhandarkar told us on the phone, “We had to cancel the [film] event because there were protesters outside my house [in Nagpur, where he has a place], screaming and raising slogans. Everyone is safe, but now we have left for Mumbai.” The film promotions had also been cancelled in Pune. While the film has faced 16 cuts from the Central Board of Film Certification, the director has attracted the wrath of party workers over some portions of the film that they find objectionable. They want him to cut a part about former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.