Jodhaa Akbar banned in UP

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Lucknow, Mar 1 (UNI) After running successfully for about two weeks, Uttar Pradesh government tonight banned screening of the controversial film "Jodhaa Akbar" starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan citing law and order problems.

State principal secretary (home) J N Chamber told UNI here that action has been taken after apprehending some law and order problems due to threat by some Rajput organisations against the film.

''We have decided to ban the film as it can create law and order problems after some protests were witnessed in some parts of the state'', he said.

UP, becomes the fourth state after Rajasthan, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh to ban the film for showing some controversial historical facts of the relationship between Mughal king Akbar and Rajput princess Jodha Bai.

However the ban was lifted in MP after High Court's intervention.

Ashutosh Gowariker's big budget epic period movie of the year, Jodha Akbar, was released on February 15 in spite of the powerful protest against its screening especially in Rajasthan. The movie was released worldwide except in Rajasthan because of the protest and objections regarding its story and the historical issues put in the movie.

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