‘Singh is Kinng’ show disrupted in Amritsar

August 8th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Akshay Kumar

Amritsar, Aug 8 (IANS) The first show of much-hyped Hindi film “Singh is Kinng” was disrupted Friday at a cinema hall here after protests by Sikh activists. The Sikh activists vandalised the NM cinema hall and damaged property, protesting against the Sikh community being projected “in a negative way” in the film starring Akshay Kumar, who is portraying a turbaned Sikh youth, and Katrina Kaif.

Police personnel were rushed to the cinema hall to control the situation.

The call for the Sikh protest against the movie was given Thursday by radical Sikh organisation Damdami Taksal.

The film was released in theatres and multiplexes across India Friday.

The Punjab police tightened security at cinema halls and multiplexes screening the film, across the state, in view of reports that some Sikh organisations could protest against it.

However, no reports of the film being disrupted were received from other places in the state till early Friday afternoon.

Though the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Thursday gave its go ahead to the film after it was reviewed by a committee, certain Punjab-based Sikh bodies are opposed to the film.

Punjab is a Sikh majority state.

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