Bajrang Dal protesting against the movie.
Amid protests by right wing groups demanding ban on the Aamir Khan – starrer movie ‘PK’, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said there is no intentions of stopping the screening of a movie.Speaking to reporters he said, “There is no intentions of stopping the screening of a movie which is running legally. Censor board has given a certificate to the film ‘PK’.”Earlier, the BJP-led Maharashtra government had reportedly asked police to look into the “content” of the film and said it will “step in” if the issue blows into a major law and order problem. The film, which earned Rs 214 crore in the first nine days after its release on December 19, has sparked protests by Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and All India India Mahasabha while police complaints have been filed in several parts of country alleging that it mocked Hindu gods and its contents were “highly provocative”.Also read: Hindu Mahasabha demands ban on Aamir Khan’s PK; Mumbai cinema hall cancels screeningLeela Samson, chairperson of Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC), had already clarified that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already been released.Aamir has also trashed accusations of him having “insulted” the Hindu religion because he was a Muslim, saying, “We respect all religions. All my Hindu friends have seen the film and they have not felt the same”.The Rajkumar Hirani-directed film has raised the hackles of the saffron brigade with the Bajrang Dal leading demonstrations against it’s screening at various places in the country for “insulting” Hindu deities through their “objectionable” portrayal in the film.
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