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Jodhaa Akbar goes off-screen in Ambala, Gopalganj theatres

india Updated: Feb 21, 2008 22:04 IST
Jodhaa-Akbar goes off-screen in Gopalganj theatre

The protests against the screening of

Jodhaa Akbar

for alleged distortion of history refused to die down even as some theatres in Punjab and Bihar on Thursady stopped the film from showing.

The Ambala administration imposed a ban on Jodhaa Akbar'sscreening in two cinema halls of the district, following protests by members of the Rajput community.

The protestors had alleged that the cinema halls had removed the posters of the film but were still screening it.

In Bihar's Gopalganj, the management of the Shyam Chitramandir theatre stopped the film's screening after two days of protest by various saffron groups.

Scores of activists of BJP and its student wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad had on Tuesday taken out a procession, torn the posters and threatened further violent action against the theatre management if the screening was not stopped.

In Ranchi, protesting the film's screening, a group of people under the banner of All India Rajput Manch tore down posters of the movie and burnt them near Sujata Talkies.

The film starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai portrays the epic romance between Mughal emperor Akbar and the fiery Rajput princess Jodhaa.

According to Rajput groups, Jodhaa was the daughter of Udai Singh of Marwar and was married to Akbar's son Salim.

But the film shows Jodhaa as Akbar's wife and director Ashutosh Gowarikar claims he has the backing of historians and a royal family of Rajasthan to prove it.