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Watch: Karni Sena activists vandalise theatre in Kota for showing Padmavati trailer

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Jaipur, Nov 15: The protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati turned violent on Tuesday as members of Karni Sena vandalised a cinema hall in Kota in Rajasthan.

The whole act of violence was caught on camera. The Karni Sena members can be seen in the video smashing glass counters and windows of Aakash theatre where Padmavati trailer was being played. According to report, eight people have been arrested after the incident.

The protestors from Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, pelted stones and broke windowpanes, gates and the ticket counter and also damaged some office furniture between 3.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the theatre in Akash Mall,” Anand Yadav, Circle Incharge of Gumanpura police station, told IANS on phone.

They also shouted slogans against Bhansali. Police resorted to mild lathicharge to disperse the protestors and detained eight persons.

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Though police did not confirm it, but Sena sources claimed that the protest was held as the theatre was showing a trailer of the movie.

Sri Rajput Karni Sena and Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha have announced opposition to the release of Bhansali’s film as, they claim, historical facts have been “distorted”.

“They are trying to defame Padmavati by distorting historical facts. It is not acceptable,” an activist of Karni Sena said.

Even film distributors in Rajasthan are wary of releasing the film in the state due to the controversy brewing over it.

In January, Sri Rajput Karni Sena activists had protested, manhandled, and misbehaved with the crew of ‘Padmavati’.

They had also damaged some cameras and other equipment. Bhansali had to stop shooting.

In March, some miscreants broke the mirrors in Padmini Mahal (palace) in Chittorgarh Fort where Alauddin Khilji is believed to have seen Rani Padmavati or Padmini.

Sri Rajput Karni Sena claims that the mirror story was invented years later.

Sri Rajput Karni Sena along with other organisations had called for a Chittorgarh bandh on November 3.

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Rani Mukerji’s ‘Hichki’ gets standing ovation at Shanghai Film Festival

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Mumbai, June 18: Director Siddharth Malhotra, whose film “Hichki” received a standing ovation at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), says it was an honour.

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Malhotra on Monday shared a few images of the film’s screening over social media, and captioned it: “What an honour and an overwhelming feeling when your work gets a standing ovation from a foreign audience who simply watches a film with subtitles and gets moved to tears/laughter.

“Thank you Shanghai SIFF 2018 at the festival for this experience, from the entire team of ‘Hichki’.”

“Hichki”, starring Rani Mukerji as a woman who deals with Tourette syndrome but goes on to become a teacher, was screened as part of The Belt and Road Week at the film festival on June 16.

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Man slams Virat-Anushka after being schooled for Littering on road

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New Delhi, June 18: The clip of Anushka Sharma pulling up a Mumbai man for throwing garbage on the street went viral on social media within hours of Virat Kohli posting it.

Sharing the video Virat wrote, “Travelling in a luxury car and brains gone for a toss. These people will keep our country clean? Yeah right!”

In the viral video, Anushka is seen confronting the man for littering and giving him a lesson in civic responsibility. She is heard telling him, “Why are you throwing garbage on the road? Please be careful, you can’t just throw plastic around like that on the streets. Use a dustbin!”

And now the man whose name is Arhhan Singh, has been at the receiving end of the Internet since his video went viral, has slammed the couple in an Instagram post for ‘their rude behavior’.

He also agreed that it was careless of him to throw the litter out of his car and on the road. But he slammed out at the couple for not having ‘verbal etiquette.’

Here’s what he said.

Disclaimer: i have no desire to gain any mileage from this post of mine… Horrible! So I happened to carelessly Litter a sq mm of plastic while driving ! A car passing by rolls their window down and there we have our wonderful @anushkasharma ranting and yelling like a crazy roadside person! While I’m apologetic for my carelessness , Mrs Anushka Sharma Kohli a little etiquette and politeness in ur dialogue wouldn’t have made u a lesser star !! There are all kinds of manners and hygiene .. verbal etiquette is one of them ! The garbage that mistakenly went out of the window of my "luxury car"… Was way less then the garbage that came out from your mouth… From ur "luxury car's" window… Or the trashy mind @virat.kohli to shoot and post this online… For whatever gains… Now thats some serious trash!!!

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That wasn’t it. Arhhan’s mother, Gitanjali Elizabeth also hit back at the duo calling it a cheap publicity stunt.

@anushkasharma @virat.kohli The last thing we would want is to get publicity out of your cheap STUNT in the name of CLEANLINESS! You both posted a video for your fans n followers by VIOLATING Basic Rights to privacy &you shamed my son in the video as well in your post content you both may be who you are in your fields, with millions of followers & all the PR backing you… you may be payed for your campaigning or maybe doing it for sheer publicity As a mother,I would like to state that you have not only shamed my son @arhhansingh on social media by not blurring his face, but youve also exposed him to unwanted hostility…. and danger from fanatics for such a small thing that you claim he has done but have no proof of anyways ? I am concerned about my sons SAFTEY !!! how dare you crush somebody’s image/and morale and reputation and expose him to public hate, a boy who is on the verge of starting his ventures, ..just to prove what good citizens you both are to increase your fan following ?How dare you?? If you both really cared or bothered about cleanliness , then you would actively do something about all the garbage in your own lane.. you would make a noise and use your VOICE to urge the municipal authorities to take action atleast in the lane where you live,to start with, which you haven’t . Posting videos of fake bravado just to fool your followers. If your intention was genuine then you would pull over and politely correct the person for littering IF THEY DID in a decent and real manner… and not by displaying such a rude and arrogant attitude, and then posting it for the world to see! You have caused a lot of grief with your post & this is morally and humanitarianly very wrong. You may be #AnushkaSharma or #viraatkohli in your house or on screen & the field…but on the streets you are just a citizen trying to correct another… DO IT WITH KINDNESS ….fear karma . And just FYI , he did not react badly, not coz of who you both are.. we couldnt care less,but only because he has a decent upbringing ! Unlike people like you, who seem to think that you are the empowered ones to talk and treat people as you wish !

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Arhhan’s mother took to Instagram and lashed out at the couple, saying, “You both posted a video for your fans n followers by violating basic rights to privacy and you shamed my son in the video as well in your post content. You both may be who you are in your fields, with millions of followers and all the PR backing you… you may be paid for your campaigning or maybe doing it for sheer publicity.”

“As a mother, I would like to state that you have not only shamed my son on social media by not blurring his face, but you’ve also exposed him to unwanted hostility and danger from fanatics for such a small thing that you claim he has done but have no proof of anyways. I am concerned about my son’s safety!” she added?.

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Student of the Year 2: Second schedule of Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey starrer begins

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New Delhi, June 18: The team of ‘Student of the Year 2’ has begun shooting for the second schedule of the film.

The film’s director Punit Malhotra took to Instagram to share a photo of Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria on the sets of SOTY 2.

“Back on set,” he captioned the picture tagging all the three actors.

While Student of the Year was the launchpad for Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra in Bollywood, the film’s sequel will mark the debut of Chunky Pandey’s daughter Ananya Pandey and Disney VJ Tara Sutaria. Just like the previous installment, SOTY 2 is also said to be a love triangle.

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While most of it is being shot in the hilly regions of Dehradun, Mussoorie and Rishikesh, some parts of it will also be shot in Mumbai and Pune. We hear that the cast will soon shoot a song in a month-long schedule in Pune.

The film is being helmed by Punit Malhotra and produced under Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions. The flick will hit the big screens on November 23.

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