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Gujarat theatre screens Fanaa

June 06, 2006 13:12 IST

After the Supreme Court issued directions to the Gujarat government to provide police protection to cinemas screening Fanaa, a theatre in Jamnagar has decided to release Aamir Khan starrer.

Aamir: I'm not afraid

"On the demand of the people of Jamnagar, we have decided to release Fanaa today and will screen three shows daily,"  Mansur Sheikh, the manager of the Ambar theatre, told PTI over the telephone.

"After the Supreme Court's order yesterday, we had asked for police protection and the administration has provided us with it," Sheikh said. "We had put up posters of Fanaa long back and had not pulled them down when the controversy surrounding Aamir was at its peak. Jamnagar is a silent city and we are not expecting any trouble."

"People in the city have been demanding the release of the movie but we could not screen the movie earlier," he added.

Ambar is the first theatre in Gujarat to release the film after multiplexes and theatre owners in the state decided not to release Fanaa in protest at Aamir Khan's stand on the Narmada dam rehabilitation issue.

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Number of User Comments: 10

Sub: Victory for Democracy

It is an excellent news that fanaa is getting released in Gujarat with the administration allowing to get it screened. The next step would be, ...

Posted by Hussain

Sub: Secualrism doesnt allow screening DaVinci Code

Hello brother, this is secular country. They dont care if the sentiments of majority hindus are affected. Secularism is meant to protect only Minorities of ...

Posted by Rakesh

Sub: file a PIL and SC might help you.

Well, if you file a PIL for the same and present a good case it will. SC does not go out on a limb to ...

Posted by coolzero

Sub: People of Jamnagar don't need water

People of Gujarat need water then Movie. Good support by people from Gujarat but it seems Jamnagar people want movie and not water..... I think ...

Posted by Chirag Kapadia

Sub: the wrong representation of amir

i think amir and non screening of Fanaa in Gujarat is getting undeserved weightage from media. As neither the screening of Fanaa in Gujarat is ...

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