The members of Rajput Karni Sena and other fringe groups have been leaving no stone unturned in protesting against the release of Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat.
And reports claim that several members of Rajput Karni Sena vandalized a single-screen theatre in Muzaffarpur. From pelting stones to tearing posters of the film, the protesters showcased hooliganism once again.
Many cinema halls in Bihar are not willing to screen the controversial film due to security reasons. Except for one multiplex in Patna, none of the theatres are planning to screen Padmaavat.
— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2018
Sharad Kumar, the manager of a cinema hall near Gandhi Maidan said, “We will try not to release Padmaavat owing to security concerns. We do not want to risk any untoward incident at our theatre. We will not take the risk of releasing the movie amid protests. The chief minister initially said the movie will not be released in Bihar and the state government did not clear its stand even after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) gave its nod to the movie with certain modifications. It is risky to release the movie under prevailing circumstances.”
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the magnum opus features Deepika as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as her husband, Maharawal Ratan Singh while Ranveer essays the character of the menacing, Allaudin Khilji.