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Multiplex Association of India bans 'Padmaavat' display in four states

Multiplex Association of India bans 'Padmaavat' display in four states

Groups critical of the project have accused its director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, of distorting history by portraying a Muslim ruler as the "lover" of Queen Padmavati of the Hindu Rajput warrior clan, a charge the film makers deny.

The real-life war over Padmaavat between the Hindu extremists and makers of the film well-backed by the Supreme Court and liberal Indians is a ideal case to ponder over as we celebrate the 69th Republic Day on Friday.

Security for the parade showcasing India's military might, which is to be attended by ten leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, has been tightened more than in previous years.

Padmaavat issue has become part of the campaign for Ajmer bypolls and both parties are trying to score brownie points on it. Congress state spokesman Pratap Singh Khachariyawas on Tuesday said that BJP government has not handled the issue properly and, therefore, hurt the sentiments of people of Rajasthan.

Despite protests and across the country over the release of Padmaavat, media reports say that fans have not stopped themselves from watching the movie in Mumbai. While cinema would be released in another states, including Kolkatta, film lovers will state will have no option left other than to wait. "We want to release the film, but have no support from the government".

The protests are expected to continue around the country.




He said that none of the multiplexes in Rajasthan is showing "Padmaavat" as theatre owners have refrained from screening the controversial movie in the state.

"Our primary concern is the security of our employees and audiences". And yes, protestors of all hues whether one agrees with them or not, have a democratic right to dissent and demonstrate peacefully. Will it be wrong to equate the Shri Rajput Karni Sena with any other terror organisation?

Citing the "prevailing law and order situation", MAI president Deepak Asher had said on Wednesday, "The safety of our patrons and visitors to the malls and multiplexes is of paramount importance, and under the present circumstances, it was apprehended that there could be a potential risk to such safety".

Lakhanpal said, "We have sought in the PIL that action be taken against Karni Sena workers and also the governments for the disturbance of peace".

"Since several buses were targeted on these routes in the last few days, we have suspended the bus services from Ahmedabad to Mehsana and Banaskantha of north Gujarat", Ahmedabad Divisional Controller A K Parmar said.

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