A woman, who claimed to be the daughter of Sanjay Gandhi, has said that the upcoming film ‘Indu Sarkar’ portrays the late Congress leader and his mother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in bad light. The woman named, Priya Singh Paul, who approached the Tis Hazari Court in Delhi alleging that her adoption papers were forged, has said that falsifications in the movie has made her to raise her voice.
The 48-year-old had also said that she approached the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) against clearing the film.
Sanjay Gandhi, the younger son of former PM Indira Gandhi, died in an air crash in 1980. The filmmakers have confessed that the film is 30% facts and 70% the work of fiction. “But these so-called facts lead to a fiction. This has been cleverly done to influence a reasonable viewer to make an obvious connect,” she said.
The woman has also said that she was not craving for media attention, but decided to speak as a wrong idea was being created about her father.
Indu Sarkar, a film that set in the backdrop of Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975, has triggered several controversy in the recent weeks. The Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has also demanded to watch the film before its release. However, director Madhur Bhandarkar turned down his request saying he will not hold separate screening for anyone.
“You never question a journalist writing articles on 40 years of Emergency, in which he mentions names. You never question an author who has dedicated books to emergency, or the tremendous amount of documentaries made about the era,” said Bhandarkar.
Indu Sarkar is due to be released on July 28.