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Fanaa screening banned in parts of Gujarat

YRF requested the screening of the movie to be stopped following the self-immolation bid, the owner of Ambar theatre said.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2006 15:49 IST

The screening of Aamir Khan starrer Fanaa has been stopped from a theatre in Jamnagar, the only cinema hall showing the movie in Gujarat, following a self immolation bid by a man protesting against Yash Raj Films.

Also, YRF has requested the theatre owner to stop screening of the movie following the self-immolation bid, the owner of Ambar theatre Vimal Madam said.

"Following their direction, we have decided to withdraw the film from theaters," he said.

Madam said they are not interested in earning money in such a way when a man is forced to commit suicide.

Manager of the Ambar, Mansur Sheikh said representatives of Yash Raj films had called up from Mumbai and had asked them to stop screening the movie with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, the condition of Pravin Joshi (30), who tried to immolate himself inside the toilet of a cinema theatre in Jamnagar to protest the screening of 'Fanaa', was critical but stable.

Senior doctor of Guru Govindsinh Hospital Abhishek Soni, who is examining Joshi, "at present he is stable as he is conscious and is able to talk."

BJP workers are staging a sit-in at the Lal Bangalow chowk of Jamnagar on Monday.

"We will later take out a rally up to Amber cinema hall and burn effigy of Congress as Vimal Madam who is screening the film due to backing of Congress MP Vikram Madam," BJP state youth wing secretary Umang Pandya said.

First Published: Jun 12, 2006 15:01 IST