Film Pathan screened in cinema hall amid tight security despite protests
Varanasi, 25 January (His). Despite protests, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika’s film Pathan hit the screens amid tight security here on Wednesday. Police force was deployed at malls, multiplexes and single screen theaters in view of threats of boycott of the film and protests by Hindu organisations.
When some youths started shouting slogans by tearing the poster of the film near IP Mall in Sigra, the police force chased them away. Similarly, when the workers of Hindu organization protested in front of IP Mall Sigra, the officers pacified them by convincing them. The film has been screened at IP Mall at Sigra in the city, JHV Mall at Cantonment area, PDR Mall at Luxa, IP Vijaya Mall at Bhelupur. According to police officers, adequate security arrangements have been made at the theatres. On the other hand, a crowd of youth is also gathering to watch the film. People had already made advance booking in the cinema hall.
It is worth mentioning that before its release, the film Pathan was in limelight because of the song ‘Besharam Rang’. Regarding this, people associated with Hinduist organizations launched a ‘Boycott Pathan’ campaign against the film on social media. Hinduist organizations had demanded to ban the film.