Multiplex Association of India bars 'Padmaavat' screening in four states
New Delhi : Despite Supreme Court's ruling to release Padmaavat, the multiplex association of India has decided to not screen the film in four states of India - Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa.
The decision comes after Karni Sena activists were found protesting burning properties at several places.
At other places, the movie is being screened by the multiplexes. (Read News Heads' review for 'Padmaavat')
Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Wednesday asked people to impose a self-imposed curfew to boycott the movie that "insults the mother, Rani Padmavati".
Asked about the violence being perpetrated in the name of banning the movie, Kalvi said it was "sad", but held Bhansali responsible for it.
Police on Wednesday arrested the Chittorgarh unit chief of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, after its spokesperson declared that over 1,900 women of the community are "ready" to commit "jauhar" or mass immolation as part of protests over the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat".
Padmaavat releases on Thursday for public. The movie has already received positive response from most of the critics.