Sitapur, January 25: The district administration on Wednesday deployed armed police personnel at a multiplex here, a day after a right-wing group held a protest here warning against screening the Bollywood movie “Pathaan”.
The new Shah Rukh Khan film was released on Wednesday in 5,000 screens across India. It had faced calls for a boycott over its song “Besharam Rang”. Hundred of workers of the Rashtriya Hindu Sher Sena, led by its district president Desh Deepak, staged a protest on Tuesday against the screening of the film, alleging that it hurt Hindu sentiments. Pathaan Movie Review: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham’s Film is a ‘Seetimaar’ Entertainer With a Paisa-Vasool Salman Khan Cameo! (LatestLY Exclusive).
Following the protest, the administration had deployed PAC and police personnel in adequate numbers to avoid any untoward incident, police said. The management of a multiplex here told that all the 10 shows scheduled here are housefull. Pathaan Beats KGF 2! Shah Rukh Khan’s Film Sells 5.56 Lakh Tickets in Advance Booking for Its Opening Day.
Circle Officer (City) Sitapur Rajkumar Rao said protection will be provided to multiplexs and additional force has been deployed because of the protest staged on Tuesday.