Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Get news updates:
Mobile Downloads
Text 67333
Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this Article

Home > India > Movies > PTI

Jodhaa Akbar banned in Ambala

February 21, 2008 16:31 IST
Last Updated: February 21, 2008 16:33 IST

The district administration imposed a ban on the screening of Jodhaa Akbar in Ambala, following protests by members of the Rajput community who alleged that historical facts had been distorted in the film.

Don't miss: Showcasing Jodhaa Akbar

Members of the community led by Congress leader Chetan Chauhan went on a protest march here on Thursday demanding a ban on the screening of the film. They submitted a memorandum to DC Ambala in which they said the film had hurt the sentiments of their community stating that Jodha Bai was Akbar's daughter-in-law and not his wife, as is portrayed in the film.

Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shyin imposed the ban with immediate effect on the film which had released on February 15. The film is being screened in two cinema halls here.

The protestors had also alleged that cinema halls had removed the posters of the film but were still screening it.

© Copyright 2008 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.