Demonstration against release of 'Jodhaa akbar' in Patna

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Patna, Feb 17 (UNI) Taking a cue from their Rajasthan counterparts, hundreds of 'Jana Kalyan Kshatriya Yuva Manch' supporters here today ransacked a city cinema hall protesting against the release of the film ''Jodhaa Akbar''.

Shouting slogans against the director of the film Ashutosh Gowarikar and film's crew and charging them with distorting history, the protestors, including many women tore down all of the film's posters and banners.

They also scared the people who were standing in queues for the afternoon show and forced the hall management to close the ticket counters.

Soon a strong contingent of police arrived on the spot and dispersed the protestors. But as a result of the protest, today's all shows were cancelled by the hall management.

Later in a statement, Bihar president of the Manch Rajiv Kumar Singh threatened to organise similar protest across the state if any other cinema hall owner 'dared' to show the movie.

''The film had not only distorted history but also deliberately downgraded the image of the entire Rajput society which cannot be accepted'', Mr Singh thundered.

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