3,000 screens to show Padmaavat amidst tight security

3,000 screens to show Padmaavat amidst tight security

 Padmaavat, dogged by controversies in the last one year, is all set for release on Thursday - ahead of Republic Day - amidst tight security arrangements.
 
The Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) estimates that the film would be shown on nearly 3,000 screens across the country.

"We expect the film to be released in 3,000 screens in India and nearly 475 in Maharashtra," COEAI President Nitin Datar told DH on Tuesday.
 
The film is being released in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D formats.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who also holds the Home portfolio, has assured security for the theatres across the State.
 
"While the government has assured us security, we asked our members to approach the local police stations and formally seek security if they are screening the film," added Datar.
 
Govt  dues

In a related development, the Hindu Janjagriti Samiti, a Right-wing organisation has raised the issue of unpaid government dues. "The makers of the film were supposed to pay Rs 1.91 lakh  as fees for the use of the Mhasai plateau near Kolhapur for shooting of the film for 20 days. However, they paid only Rs 28,716 for three days and used the place on all other days," Narendra Surve of HJS alleged.

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