The star-studded gala at the ancestral village of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and the CM drew ire of the Opposition parties and the media who accused the state government of ignoring Muzaffarnagar riot victims' sufferings.

The CM's programme to watch the premiere has been cancelled, a senior official said without citing any reasons.

As per the programme, Akhilesh was to watch the premiere at a mall here on Friday afternoon with Madhuri and other dignitaries.

The state government had on Thursday announced an aid of Rs one crore to 'Dedh Ishqiya' and Saif Ali Khan's 'Bullet Raja' as the movies were shot in UP.

Though no official reason has been cited for cancellation of CM's programme, sources said that the decision was taken following public criticism.


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