Padmaavat screened amid tight security in Mumbai

Padmaavat screened amid tight security in Mumbai

Padmaavat screened amid tight security in Mumbai

'Padmaavat', a movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, was released in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra, amid tight security arrangements on Thursday.

As a preventive measure, the Mumbai Police detained nearly 100 activists of the Karni Sena.

"Mumbai is home to Bollywood and given the threat perception and demands of the Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI), security was given to halls.

"We have increased security arrangements outside cinema halls, both single screens and multiplexes. We had positioned police personnel adequately as per needs. Patrolling by beat-marshals have also been enhanced," said Deepak Deoraj, Deputy Commissioner of Police.

In Maharashtra, the movie was screened in 475 screens, which includes nearly 140 plus in Mumbai.

In the morning, there were queues outside some halls in the eastern and western suburbs of Mumbai.

However, the exact timings of the shows were not displayed publicly.

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