Padmaavat out today amidst high security in theaters
The hugely controversial Padmaavat released on Thursday amid heightened security owing to fears of widespread riots. Police are on high alert across several states after protesters pledged to disrupt the release of the movie.
"Its peaceful. The current show is housefull. Police officials are present while our own security is also in place. All is good as of now," says Kishore Ganatra, E-Square cinema hall owner.
There will be no screening of the Deepika Padukone starrer in Madhya Pradesh today.
Udaipur ADM SC Sharma has issued an order stating that students in both Govt and private schools should not perform on the 'ghoomar' song during Republic Day celebrations.
Meanwhile, several schools in the National Capital Region said they will remain shut on Thursday.
Several states, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, tried to ban the film but India's Supreme Court has ruled that this would violate creative freedoms.
Padmaavat was initially named Padmaavati and was due to hit screens on December 1 but filmmakers changed the name and pushed back the release date. Earlier this month the censor board cleared it with five changes.