On 26th July, 2017, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court, seeking the stay of the movie, “Indu Sarkar” on the grounds that the movie is ‘full of concocted facts and is totally derogatory’ and it maligns the images of former prime minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay.
The Petitioner, Ms. Priya Singh Paul, who claimed to be the biological daughter of late Sanjay Gandhi, sought the ban on the film which was based on the period of National Emergency during 1975-1977.
The matter was mentioned before a three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra which, today refused to entertain the petition by stating that the film was a work of art and there was no justification to stall the release of the film.
Film’s director Madhur Bhandarkar told the Supreme Court that he has already carried out the cuts as suggested by the censor board committee. The censor board has granted a U/A certificate to the film after ordering 12 cuts, which has been complied with.
Earlier, the Delhi High Court had dismissed a plea seeking the revocation of the Censor Board’s decision to clear the film.