Published: Wed, January 24, 2018
Sci-tech | By Javier West

Most theatre owners in Guj have decided against screening 'Padmaavat': Dy CM

Most theatre owners in Guj have decided against screening 'Padmaavat': Dy CM

Police today detained around 50 supporters of Karni Sena in the city for protesting against controversial film "Padmaavat", which is scheduled to hit the screens tomorrow, an official said.

"We will take strict action against the perpetrators". This happened shortly after a candle march was carried out by Karni Sena activists against the release of the film.

Many multiplexes have reportedly refused to run the movie fearing vandalism.

Asked about the violence being perpetrated in the name of banning the movie, Kalvi said it was "sad", but held Bhansali responsible for it.

Meanwhile, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said on Tuesday that most theatre owners in the state had voluntarily chose to not screen controversial Bollywood film "Padmaavat" as he emphasised that the state government was trying its best to maintain law and order. "We will ensure law and order as per the court's decision", he said. Karni Sena has made representations to chief ministers of 17 states, as well as the Prime Minister and BJP national president Amit Shah, not to release the film.

"If screening of the film is not stopped, members of our community will not stop from demolishing screens in theatres", Kalvi had said.

SHOPPING MALL ATTACKED: The Haryana Police on Monday registered a case and started an investigation into an attack on a portion of the Kessal Mall in Haryana's Kurukshetra town, around 100 km from here.

As the violent protests have gone on, there has been another petition that has been filed in the Supreme Court, asking for the deletion of certain scenes from the movie.

However, the filmmakers' efforts appeared to have gone in vain as outfit founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi reiterated objections to the movie and said there will be "a public curfew" in cinema halls in various parts of the country, including Rajasthan, on January 25.

"Though we have assured police protection to cinema owners, they have informed us that none of them will screen the film on January 25".

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