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Padmaavat row: India's medieval face on display as unrest spreads

Never have protests against a Bollywood film's release reached such a crescendo as it has against Padmaavat. Based on a poem, the film has been embroiled in controversy and many parts of India have witnessed unfortunate incidents of violence.

Jan 25, 2018, 10:05 AM IST

Never have protests against a Bollywood film's release reached such a crescendo as it has against Padmaavat. Based on a poem, the film has been embroiled in controversy and many parts of India have witnessed unfortunate incidents of violence.

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A private vehicle is set on fire by protestors in Bhopal. (IANS Photo)

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A protestor is taken away by policemen during protests in Lucknow. (IANS Photo)

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Policemen patrol a street next to a burnt motorbike in Ahmedabad. (Reuters Photo)

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A bus is seen completely charred after it was set ablaze by a mob in Gurugram. (IANS Photo)

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Protestors in Ahmedabad torched several vehicles in the city. (IANS Photo)

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The Supreme Court and Central Board of Film Certification have given the film a green signal. (PTI Photo)

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Several Rajput groups, headed by Karni Sena, have been demanding a ban on the film because it 'hurts their sentiments.' (Reuters Photo)

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Security tightened outside a mall in Nagpur ahead of the film's release. (IANS Photo)

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