Gujarat theatre to release Fanaa
After SC issued directions to the Gujarat Govt to provide police protection to cinemas screening Fanaa, a theatre in Jamnagar has decided to break the ban.india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 17:31 IST
After the Supreme Court issued directions to the Gujarat government to provide police protection to cinemas screening Fanaa, a theatre in Jamnagar has decided to break the ban and release the Aamir Khan starrer movie.
"On the demand of the people of Jamnagar, we have decided to release Fanaa on Tuesday and will screen three shows daily," said the manager of Ambar theatre Mansur Sheikh said.
"After Supreme Court's order yesterday, we had asked for police protection and the administration has provided us with it," Sheikh said.
"We had put up the posters of Fanaa long back and had not pulled them when the controversy surrounding Aamir was at its peak," he said.
"Jamnagar is a silent city and we are not expecting any trouble," Sheikh said when quizzed as to if there was an opposition to the theatre's decision. "People in the city had long been demanding the release of the movie and we could not screen the movie earlier."
Ambar is slated to become the first theatre in Gujarat after all the multiplexes and the theatre owners decided not to release Fanaa after Aamir made controversial remarks regarding Narmada Dam and supported the Medha Patkar led Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA).