Rajkumar Santoshi seeks safety after protesters interrupt Gandhi Godse event | Bollywood

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Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi wrote a letter to Mumbai’s special CP Deven Bharti, seeking tight security for himself and his family ahead of his next film, Gandhi Godse: Ek Yudh’s Release. His plea came after some protesters were seen at an event for the film promotion. The film is scheduled to be released on January 26 (Republic Day), ahead of Mahatma Gandhi’s 75th death anniversary on January 30. Read also: Rajkumar Santoshi says his film Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh ‘sympathizes with both Gandhi and Godse’

The ANI news agency tweeted a photocopy of the director’s letter. An excerpt from his letter read: “My team (directors, producers and cast) for the film Gandhi vs Godse was in the middle of the press conference where it was interrupted by a group of people with vested interests.”

“Later, I received several threats from some unknown people asking me to stop the release and promotion of this movie. I feel unsafe and I further assert that serious harm and injury to me and my family members could be inflicted if such persons are released and if steps are not taken by your good self and further losses would be incurred not only for us but for the public caused in general,” his letter also added.

Gandhi Godse: Ek Yudh is set in early post-independence India from 1947-48, based on an alternate version of Indian history in which Mahatma Gandhi survives the assassination attempt by Nathuram Godse. After recovering, he later goes to meet Godse in prison, where an exception debate takes place between them. Actor Chinmay Mandlekar plays Nathuram Godse while Deepak Antani takes on the role of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Earlier members of the Congress party were seen protesting against the film in Madhya Pradesh. In addition, Tushar Gandhi previously told ANI, “I am not surprised because to them, Godse is a hero, and if they portray him as a hero, it should not surprise any of us. But I cannot comment on the merits or demerits of the film because I have not seen it and I do not intend to see films that glorify murderers.”

“It’s a very well thought out game plan and all of these characters were given the role to perform and they fulfilled the role according to their queues and their timelines. The same director portrayed Baapu in a very wrong way in his film Bhagat Singh, so it is not surprising that he would make a film glorifying Godse,” he added.

Gandhi Godse will clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan at the box office, which releases on January 25.

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