Maharashtra: Petrol bomb hurled at cinema hall screening 'Padmaavat'

ANI | Updated: Jan 28, 2018 02:41 IST

Thane (Maharashtra) [India], Jan. 28 (ANI): A petrol bomb was allegedly hurled at a cinema hall, screening 'Padmaavat', in Kalyan city of Thane district on Saturday; however, it failed to explode.

According to witnesses, the bomb was hurled at about 9 pm, minutes before the screening of the film ended.

Reportedly, the film theatre is located near a gas station and situation could have been worse if the bomb had exploded.

"It was a pretty big bomb and its impact could have been severe had it exploded," said a witness outside the cinema hall.

The police, reportedly, have launched a manhunt to arrest the accused person(s).

The protests against the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus refuse to die down. Multiple states in the northern, western and central regions of the country have been witnessing protest against the Deepika Padukone starrer film, which allegedly has misportrayed Rajput queen Padmavati.

After undergoing modifications and a legal battle, the film finally hit the theatres on January 25 and despite Supreme Court clearing the way for its release, its screenings continue to face the wrath of protesters, especially of Rajput Karni Sena. (ANI)