‘Padmaavat’ Live: Bhansali Behind School Bus Attack, Says Kalvi
<i>Padmaavat </i>protests across the country.
Padmaavat protests across the country.(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

‘Padmaavat’ Live: Bhansali Behind School Bus Attack, Says Kalvi

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  • Suraj Pal Amu taken into preventive detention
  • Accused in Gurugram bus attack produced in court
  • Gurugram police arrest 20 for allegedly violating prohibitory orders
  • Kalvi denies “rumours” that some Sena members had watched ‘Padmaavat’
  • SC to hear plea to remove certain scenes from the film
  • Violence erupts in Gujarat, Jammu, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan as mobs vandalise cinema halls and torch cars
  • SC rejects pleas filed by Rajasthan and MP against the release of ‘Padmaavat
  • “‘Padmaavat’ has been through so much. To see it finally releasing and the reaction it is getting is overwhelming,” said Deepika Padukone a day before the film’s release

Won’t Let ‘Padmaavat’ Release: VHP’s Pravin Togadia

In what could be seen as a move to offer momentum to their demands, VHP’s international working President Pravin Togadia, said that the film will not be allowed to be released in the country.

Togadia urged members of VHP and Bajrang Dal to take to the streets to protest in a “democratic” manner and widened the gamut of the offended groups to ‘Hindus’ rather than just ‘Rajputs’.

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(With inputs from PTI and IANS)

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Karni Sena Activists Force Cancellation of 'Padmaavat' Bookings in Bihar

Shree Rajput Karni Sena activists have forced cinema halls to stop advance bookings for Padmaavat, officials on Tuesday said.

In Patna, online bookings for the movie were stopped following protests and threats by Karni Sena's activists.

"Fear of Karni Sena is such that Cinepolis has not only stopped online booking of Padmaavat. It cancelled 50 bookings after a group of Karni Sena activists protested and threatened the staff members," an official of district administration said.

Three other cinema halls, set to screen the controversial movie, have so far not informed people about advance booking for the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial. In Gaya district, all cinema hall owners have decided not to show Padmaavat fearing violence by Karni Sena supporters. In Bhagalpur and Purnea districts also cinema halls have decided not to screen the film.

Cinema Owners & Exhibitors Association of India (COAEI) Writes To Home Ministry

According to a report in ANI, Cinema Owners & Exhibitors Association of India (COAEI) has written to the Home Ministry seeking sufficient security outside their theatres as they gear up for the release of Padmaavat. The association has also advised theaters that they should show the film after ensuring proper security.

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