Madhur Bhandarkar and Kirti Kulhari attended screening of their recently released film Indu Sarkar to encourage women empowerment on Wednesday in Mumbai. While interacting with media, Madhur stated that under Prasoon Joshi’s tenure CBFC will be more liberal and forthcoming to filmmakers.
Recently, Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India appointed Prasoon Joshi as new CBFC chief replacing controversial Pehlaj Nihalani. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had earlier asked the director for 14 cuts in his political drama Indu Sarkar, which is set against the backdrop of Emergency but eventually Indu Sarkar cleared by the revising committee with few cuts.
Talking about recent development in CBFC, Madhur said, “It feel it’s a really good decision from Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Prasoon Joshi comes from advertising background so definitely he has different perception to look at things and I am sure under his tenure CBFC will be more liberal and forthcoming to filmmakers”
Talking about success of Indu Sarkar, he said, “We have organized special screening of the film for women because it’s a women centric film. This film tells story about women empowerment so we have arranged special show for them.”
“I am very content with the success of the film because it’s a budgeted film and I feel our target audience has seen the film and film has been acclaimed by critics as well. In today time, in the presence films which have huge stars, this film is able to run in its 3rd week so it’s a kind of achievement for our film”
Talking about success of the film, Kirti said, “I am just glad that I was able to do something different in this film as compared to my earlier film Pink and I am really happy that people like my work in this film”.
Indu Sarkar starred Kirti Kulhari, Anupam Kher, Tota Roy Chowdhury and Neil Nitin Mukesh in lead roles.