Bhanu Sagar theater in Kalyan in Thane district near Mumbai was hit by petrol bomb during the show of Padmaavat. Similar incident was recorded in Muzaffarnagar district where Chandra Talkies was attacked with petrol bombs thrown by radical protestors. In both the incidents no one was injured with the attack but violent protests are getting extremely bad as someone could have definitely been hurt. Protestors around the country have set cinema halls ablaze and broke school buses full of children merely to stop a film from getting the release it deserves by the law.
Censor Board of India cleared the film with an U/A certificate and even changed it’s name from Padmavati to Padmaavat in order to remove the historical accuracy and base the film completely on a poetry written by Malik Mohammad Jayasi. 4 states namely Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Himachal pradesh banned the film entirely but makers went to supreme court and in historic decision the ban was totally removed from the film and was allowed a nation wide release. When certain states wanted to re-appeal to supreme court, their pleas got rejected entirely as supreme court decided to not entertain any plea regarding banning of film.
Gundaraj in this country is unprecedented and film finally did not get a release in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan because cinema owners were threatened that their properties would get destroyed. Throwing petrol bombs on audience watching a film is new kind of low in the name of politics. Government is taking little to no action in order to stop people from behaving this way and making this country radical except Yogi Adityanath is the only Chief Minster of a BJP government state who said that the film will release in his state at any cost and anyone destroying this policy will be punished accordingly.