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Shootout At Wadala irks Valmiki samaj; protests erupt in Punjab

Publish Date: 06 May 2013, 04:09 PM
Last Updated: 06 May 2013, 08:23 PM
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Punjab: SAW faces wrath of Valmiki Samaj
Punjab: SAW faces wrath of Valmiki Samaj

New Delhi: Last Friday release gangster saga, Shootout At wadalaa hit a roadblock in Punjab on Sunday when people from Valmiki Samaj took to the streets raising objections over a dialogue of the film on Maharshi Valmiki.

The protesters forcefully stopped the screening of the film at the theatres in Ludhiana, Moga and Patiala districts of the state.

A media report suggests that people of Valmiki Samaj are feeling offended over a dialogue in the film on Maharishi Valmiki which is believed to be derogatory.

Chairman of Dalit Vikas Board, Vijay Danav, and Directror of Bhawadhas, Lakshman Dravid, sought apology from the makers of the film saying if the community’s grievances are not addressed, the screening of the film will be stopped across the state.

Danav claimed that a dialogue in the film- 'Har chor Valmiki nahi hota' (Every thief is not like Valmiki) has hurt the sentiments of the people of the community.

Protests continued on Monday with demonstrations outside the residence of actor Sonu Sood who has also played a role in the film.
 
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