Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming movie, Indu Sarkar which is about a stammering poetess who rebels against the system will see actor Neil Nitin Mukesh in a pivotal role.
For the movie, Bhandarkar has been doing an extensive research with his writer and has met a lot of people to get information about the 21-month Emergency imposed in the country by then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi in 1975-77. He even met Subramanian Swamy and exchanged notes on Emergency with him. While the film has the name Indu in its title, it is believed that the movie will not have a direct reference to the late PM, Indira Gandhi.
Neil, who has earlier collaborated with Bhandarkar in 2009 film Jail, will join the Pink actor, Kirti Kulhari, who is in the title role and Bengali actor Tota Roy Chowdhury in the film. Tota Roy has done several movies like Chokher Bali (he was opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), Te3n, Sujoy Ghosh’s short film Ahalya and upcoming Kahaani 2.
“After a superlative performance in #Jail @NeilNMukesh will join to play a pivotal character for the dramatic narrative of film #InduSarkar,” Bhandarkar posted on Twitter.
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 24, 2016
Also, music composers Anu Malik and Bappi Lahiri are coming together for the first time to create music for Indu Sarkar. The film has Delhi as a backdrop and will be shot in the national capital, Mumbai, and Pune. The national-award winning director, Madhur has planned to wrap up the movie in 35-40 days. The movie will go on floors in the first week of December.