Youth wings of both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are protesting against the screening of Priyanka Chopra starrer "Krrish" in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city due to the actress' alleged underworld links.
Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and the Youth Congress staged demonstrations on Friday night and Saturday afternoon and tried to disrupt the screening of the film.
Underworld don Chhota Shakeel, allegedly at the behest of Priyanka's father Ashok Chopra, had allegedly threatened his daughter's former secretary Prakash Jaju, a resident of Indore, over money the actress owed to Jaju.
"The protesters gathered at all the four cinema halls (Astha, Sapna, Sangeeta and Madhumilan) and burnt posters of Priyanka and shouted slogans against her," Indore's Superintendent of Police Arvind Tiwari told to IANS.
The police arrested about 100 activists to prevent possible tensions, he added.
Indore Youth Congress president Devendra Singh Yadav said: "We want Priyanka's underworld connections to be exposed and Jaju's money paid."
Priyanka's father had lodged a complaint with a police station in Mumbai alleging that Jaju was threatening him and his daughter.
Jaju had also lodged a counter complaint with the police in Indore, saying the underworld don had threatened to kill him if he demanded the payment from Priyanka.
Jaju claimed that Priyanka owed him Rs.13.7 million.
"A month after winning the 'Miss World' title, Priyanka signed an agreement, which entailed a payment of 10 per cent of the amount for every movie, stage show and advertisement," Jaju said.
He added that it was he who got the actress roles in movies like "Hero", "Andaaz", "Kismat", "Asambhav", "Black Mail" and "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi".
Jaju had allegedly filed a suit against Priyanka for the recovery of his money in a Mumbai court in 2004.