The film’s premiere show was screened on Monday night as part of a film festival in Kerala. The local Congress leaders have demanded the ban of the movie from the state. Shot mostly in Sri Lanka, the film revolves around the national emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi from June 1975 to March 1977. The director Deepa Mehta calls to see the movie in positive light and hopes that it will not be banned in India.
It is known that Siddharth and Shriya are acting in a Canadian-American film which is an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s 1981 novel of the same name. As soon as the premiere show of the movie got over, a controversy has broken out that the film which shows former prime minister Indira Gandhi in poor light should not have been screened in a Congress-ruled states.