Hindutva activists try to disrupt Pathan’s screening, case registered

A representational image of security personnel monitoring the first day’s first show of a Hindi film at a theater Pathan on January 25, 2023 at Guwahati, Assam. , Photo Credit: Dashrath Deka

The Belagavi police have registered a case against 30 Hindutva activists for trying to disturb peace in the city and disrupting the screening of a Hindi film. PathanStarring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham at a cinema on January 25. The film was released on 25 January.

On the night of January 24, some activists entered the Swaroop Theater near the back gate of the railway station, tore posters and tried to blacken some pictures. They started asking the fans gathered in the cinema hall not to watch the Shah Rukh Khan starrer. The theater manager called the police, who dispersed the workers.

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Fans celebrate the film comeback of actor Shah Rukh Khan at Abhinay Theater at BVK Iyengar Road, Balpete, Chickpet, Bengaluru on January 25, 2023. Video Credits: Simran Ahuja

The police booked around 30 activists for disturbing the peace, rioting and committing offenses in a group. Police Commissioner MB Borlingaiah has deployed a KSRP van at the theater to ensure a peaceful screening of the film.

BJP MLA Abhay Patil leader has urged theater owners in Belagavi to voluntarily refrain from showing the film. , Pathan Hindus have been insulted by making the heroine wear a saffron colored bikini. There is also a song in which saffron color has been described as shameless. Theater owners should develop a sense of responsibility. They should not show films that insult Hinduism. Their desire for profit should not exceed their respect for Hindu religion. Many women have also objected to the way women are shown in the film. Theater owners should keep this in mind.