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Samaj calls for Ambar Cinema boycott

Friday, June 16, 2006 

Jamnagar (UNI): The Jamnagar Jilla Samasta Brahm Samaj (JJSBS), a local outfit here, today called for the boycott of Ambar cinema-the only cinema hall which dared to release Aamir Khan starrer Fanaa-and demanded an apology from the owner, alleging that he had hurt the feelings of the people of Gujarat by releasing the movie. The JJSBS has also collected a donation of Rs one lakh for the treatment of 20-year-old Pravin Joshi, a resident of Porbandar, who tried to immolate himself on Sunday in cinema hall protesting against the screening of Fanaa. The cinema hall had to withdraw the movie next day.

Meanwhile, the sources at Guru Govind Singh Hospital's have stated the condition of Pravin to be critical and serious. Pravin has been admitted at the Burns and Plastic surgery ward of the hospital. He continues to be on ventilator due to breathing problems. Fanaa has been facing an ''unofficial ban'' in Gujarat as multiplexes' and single screen theatre's associations decided not to release the movie fearing violence in wake of Bharatiya Janta Party youth wing's warning that none of Aamir's films would be allowed to be released until he apologized over his alleged statements supporting Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA).

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