Mumbai: Congress leader Jagdish Tyler has written to filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, demanding to see the “research” behind his upcoming film Indu Sarkar based on the Emergency. Tytler is reportedly concerned about the portrayal of a character which he said resembles him.
“I don’t know on what basis you are portraying a character that resembles me. I should know the source of your research. I am categorically mentioning that I was not part of the emergency,” the Mumbai Mirror quoted from Tytler’s letter to Bhandarkar. “My role was more of restoring the situation. There are many people still alive who can tell you about my activities during emergency.”
Tytler reportedly added that if the character was based on him then “it was fictitious and mischievous on Bhandarkar’s part”. He, however, added that “if there is nothing negative in the role, I have no objection in you showing me in the movie. Since the film is not yet released, you can make corrections if the character resembling me is portrayed in negative shapes.”
The report quoted Bhandarkar’s spokesperson as saying that the filmmaker had received the letter from Tytler and discussed it with his team.
The Congress has alleged "false depiction" in the film, calling it "fully sponsored". "This film is fully sponsored. The organisation and the individual who is behind the film is known to us. We totally condemn the false depictions in the film," Congress spokesperson Jyotiraditya Scindia had said.
The film will release on July 28.