‘Jodhaa Akbar’ banned in Uttar Pradesh

March 2nd, 2008 - 12:52 am ICT by admin  


Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government late Saturday decided to ban Bollywood blockbuster “Jodhaa Akbar” fearing “breach of peace”. “We have decided to ban ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ following intelligence inputs that indicated a possibility of clashes among communities,” Principal Home Secretary J.N. Chamber told IANS.

The Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Rai starrer, released Feb 15, has run into trouble in neighbouring Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh following protests by a section of the Rajput community alleging that it has distorted history.

Uttar Pradesh has not seen any protests against the film except one last month in Lucknow.

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