On Tuesday night, 30 activists were arrested and a case was registered against them at Khadebazar Police Station for tearing posters of Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming movie, Pathan at Swaroop theater Belagavi.
In response to the protest, a police van was deployed near the Swaroop movie theater in Belagavi as a precautionary measure.
The protest against the screening of Pathan has been gaining momentum, with many expressing their opposition to the movie in many parts of the country.
The movie, starring Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, is set to be released on January 25. Pro-Hindu organizations across the country have accused the movie of insulting Hinduism by dressing the actress in saffron in the song Besharam Rang and filming the song in a shameless color, and have warned of a boycott campaign against the film.