Gujarat Multiplex Association's director on threats
"We had a meeting with the police who asked us to provide us details on our security requirement...but the number of protesting groups increased to 10. All of them have been making frequent visits...warning us of consequences of releasing the film," said Patel.
Supreme Court revokes the Padmaavat ban by four states
Supreme Court of India had revoked the ban on release of Padmaavat movie, imposed by four states- Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh, calling it illegal.
Stating that CBFC was the only statutory body to take a decision to ban the movie, the apex court had directed these state governments to ensure the film's screening and provide security to cinema halls.
This is not the first time that the multiplex owners have refused to screen controversial films. In the past, it happened with Aamir Khan starrer Fanaa, following the actor's remarks over Narmada Bachao Andolan, and Naseeruddin Shah's Parzania.