It seems the Censor Board has multiple standards when dealing with films with a political theme. While the makers of the Manmohan Singh bio-pic would be asked to get an NOC (no objection certificate) from the man himself, Madhur Bhandarkar can heave a sigh of relief.
His film on Mrs Indira Gandhi’s draconian Emergency Indu Sarkar won’t have to get an NOC from anyone in the Congress or Gandhi family. On the contrary the CBFC is thrilled to see the Emergency being slammed in the trailer.
Says Pahlaj Nihalani, “I saw Madhur’s trailer and I want to congratulate him for blowing the lid off one of the most shameful chapters of Indian politics. This was a time when the nation was put in the most embarrassing spotlight in the global arena. Many of our biggest leaders had to go to jail during the Emergency. Indian people’s morale had hit rock-bottom.”