Do You Know? Indira Gandhi was scared of Suchitra Sen's movie 'Aandhi'

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Suchitra Sen and Indira Gandhi
Kolkata, Jan 17: Veteran actress Suchitra Sen passed away at a hospital in Kolkata on Friday, Jan 17. Entire country, especially West Bengal have been mourning on the demise of the actress. But do you know that the then prime minister of the country -- Indira Gandhi was scared of Suchitra Sen's super hit movie -- Aandhi.

Bollywood movie Aandhi, directed by lyricist Gulzar, was released in 1975. It was an Indian political drama film. It was believed that the movie was based on Indira Gandhi's life.

Several promotional posters ahead of the release of the movie had carried texts such as "Watch the real life of your Prime Minister".

It was believed that the movie was based on Indira Gandhi's life

However, the movie was not allowed a full release initially when Indira Gandhi was in power in 1975. The film was banned in 1975's emergency. According to sources, the then PM had asked Prime Minister Office (PMO) officials to watch out the movie in order to take the decision of lifting ban imposed on it.

After Indira Gandhi's defeat in the 1977 elections, the ruling Janata party had cleared it and had it premiered on national television.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said, "Today is a sad day for all of us. With her passing away we have lost a colossal figure. Her family wants a quiet funeral arrangement for her. We need your cooperation to respect their wish."

The reclusive star had been ailing for a long time. She died after cardiac arrest around 8:00 am on Friday.

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