A 21-year-old woman consumed acid in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district after her husband allegedly did not allow her to watch the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Happy New Year, police said on Tuesday.
The woman's husband allegedly went to watch the movie alone, police added.
The incident took place on Sunday at Khaniyadhana township, about 270 km north of Bhopal.
The woman identified as Neha Sen is battling for her life at a hospital in Gwalior, said Rai Singh, the police officer in-charge of the case.
The film – which features Deepika Padukone as Khan’s love interest – was released on Friday and has already broken the first-day collection record by grossing around about Rs 45 crore.
The police official, who recorded the woman’s statement, said that Neha’s husband Vishal allegedly cited the heavy Sunday crowd to turn down her request to watch the film.
Upset by the refusal, Neha allegedly consumed a bottle of acid, the official said. Efforts to contact the woman's husband were unsuccessful.
Neha was rushed to the district hospital in a critical condition from where she was referred to Gwalior.
Though no doctor at the Gwalior hospital was available for comments, police said the woman’s internal organs have been damaged by the acid.
Police were yet to register a case.
The official said they were studying relevant sections of law before taking a decision.