Padmaavat Row: Mob Vandalizes Jammu Theatre

Jammu: A group of unruly men protesting against Padmaavat movie on Wednesday vandalized a cinema theatre here and even tried to set it on fire, police said.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial movie is likely to be screened on Thursday at the theatre on Canal Road.

The protesters broke furniture and other fixtures and lit the fire before theatre staff and onlookers doused the flames. Police chased away the mob.

Troubles for Padmaavat began in January 2017 when activists of Shri Rajput Karni Sena assaulted Bhansali on the sets in Jaipur, followed by vandalism on the movie’s Kolhapur set. Protests against its release continue to pose law and order issues.