India: Bollywood’s ‘most controversial film ever’ sparks outrage in Gurugram

Dozens of people protested in the city of Gurugram near New Delhi on Wednesday, demanding a ban on the controversial film 'Padmaavat', which is due to be released on Thursday. The protesters set car tires and damaged a handful of cars on the streets, while calling on the authorities to halt the screenings. Reportedly, the demonstrators also set a bus on fire with about 20 students on board... Еще. The furor stems from alleged scenes of an ancient Hindu queen in an intimate relationship with a Muslim, despite the film's director denying the existence of the plotline. It has been dubbed 'India's most controversial film ever', with its lead actress even receiving death threats as a result. According to reports, security measures at around about 40 cinemas will be tightened in New Delhi and other Indian cities.

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