The protesters shouted slogans demanding ban of Bollywood films in the state until the Maharashtra Government lifts the ban on the screening of Deshdrohi. They also shouted slogans against Raj Thackeray, Chief of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and tore the posters of Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi. They urged the managers of cinema halls to stop screening Bollywood films.
Around 24 LJP workers were arrested by the police following the disturbances but were released later. However, LJP leader Jitender Singh warned that his party activists would continue to disturb the screening of Bollywood films in the state till the ban on Deshdrohi is lifted.
The Government of Maharashtra has banned the screening of Deshdrohi in the state fearing that its theme would bring about breakdown of law and order in the state. Deshdrohi produced by Bhojpuri actor Kamaal Khan deals with the injustice and discrimination meted out to the North Indians in Mumbai. However, it has turned very controversial following the campaign started by MNS leader Raj Thackeray against the North Indians staying in Mumbai city.
This controversial film directed by Jagdish Sharma features actors like Gracy Singh, Kim Sharma, Kamaal Khan, Aman Verma, Ranjit, Kader Khan, Raza Mura and Manoj Tiwari. It is releasing today.
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