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Gujarat theatre screens Fanaa

Source: PTI
June 06, 2006 13:12 IST
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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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