MUMBAI – Nearly 200 Bajrang Dal activists Wednesday protested outside a cinema hall in Delhi and stopped the screening of Aamir Khan starrer “PK”, saying it went against the religious sentiments of Hindus.
Neeraj Doneria, Delhi state convener of the Bajrang Dal, said that the activists gathered outside Nand Nagri’s Gagan cinema in east Delhi around 11.30 a.m.
“We protested against the screening the movie and also burned Aamir’s effigies and the film’s posters,” he said.
He demanded the cinema hall should stop screening the movie.The protesters also blocked Sunder Nagri Road in the area for nearly 30 minutes.
According to the police, the area was barricaded and adequate policemen were deployed outside the theater.
Doneria said they stopped protesting after being assured by the owner of the cinema hall that he would not screen the movie any further.
Vishva Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists had also protested Tuesday at various cinema halls in central and south Delhi area and also vandalised a theatre.
The critically acclaimed film is also doing well at the box-office. However, according to reports, not everyone is happy with the film’s content as they think it hurts their religious sentiments.
In an attempt to protest against the film, Bajrang Dal activists have apparently vandalized prominent theatres that were screening the film in Ahmedabad and Bhopal. The activists were caught on camera damaging theatres in the city.
However, the film industry has lent its support to the film and some of them have even criticized the attack. The controversy over the film doesn’t seem to stop. Celebrities are tweeting in support of the film.
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