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Bajrang Dal, VHP activists stop screening of Dilwale in Mangaluru

india Updated: Dec 21, 2015 15:19 IST
Rakshita Pandey
Rakshita Pandey
Hindustan Times
Dilwale

The protests were held in front of City Centre Mall, Forum Fiza mall and Bharat mall where the screenings had to be cancelled.(HT/Representative photo)

Bajrang Dal and VHP activists stopped the screening of Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer Dilwale at theatres in Mangaluru late on Sunday evening.

They held protests in front of multiplexes screening the film in Mangaluru and a theatre in Surathkal, according to reports on a leading daily’s website.

Read: Protests force cancellation of Dilwale, Bajirao Mastani shows

Bajrang Dal convenor Sharan Pumpwell told reporters that its activists had stopped screening of the film in the malls to protest Shah Rukh Khan’s remarks on intolerance.

Multiplex operators said the protests started late Sunday evening following which the remaining shows for the day were cancelled.

The protests were held in front of City Centre Mall, Forum Fiza mall and Bharat mall where the screenings had to be cancelled.

Read: SRK a patriot, ‘Dilwale’ a good film, says MP home minister

The activists also allegedly warned theatre owners not to show any films of Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, whose controversial remarks on intolerance had raised the hackles of right-wing outfits, in the future.

There were a series of protests in Jaipur, Dehradun, Mumbai, Jabalpur and Pune last week against the film’s screening. Dilwale earned the agitators’ ire in these cities leaving cinema-goers disappointed.

(With inputs from PTI)

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