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Fresh protests over Jodha Akbar screening in Orissa

Screening of the period movie Jodha Akbar was stopped at a cinema hall in Rourkela district of Orissa due to protest by Bajrang Dal activists.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2008 09:59 IST

Screening of the period movie Jodha Akbar was stopped at a cinema hall in Rourkela district of Orissa on Sunday when a group of Bajrang Dal activists protested against it.

Police said the 20-odd demonstrators, shouting slogans alleged historical facts were distorted in the film and demanded the screening to be immediately stopped at a theatre in Rourkela.

In view of the protest, police asked the owner of the hall to immediately stop the film's then going matinee show "to avert further tourble". The protesters were chased away by the police.

The apex court on March 14 extended its interim order lifting the ban imposed by various state governments on the screening of the magnum opus. The interim was earlier passed on March four lifting the ban till March 14.

The producer of the movie, UTV Software Communication, had submitted that the film had been banned in various states allegedly for political reasons and without giving any explanation.