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Rajini fans turn violent in Malaysia

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Updated: June 17, 2007, 8:43 PM IST
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Rajini fans turn violent in Malaysia
Rajinikanth fans, angry at the cancellation of the screening of Sivaji went on a rampage at theatres in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur: Rajinikanth fans, angry at the cancellation of the screening of his latest film Sivaji went on rampage at over 10 theatres in Malaysia.

Much to the fans' dismay, the movie screening was delayed at some cinemas on Friday by about six hours and cancelled at others due to unavailability of the prints.

However, the film was screened to packed houses on Saturday after the distributor apologised to the fans for the shortage of prints.

Earlier on Saturday, hundreds of angry fans, mostly Indians, turned violent and police had to be called in at various venues to control the mob, Star newspaper reported.

In Klang's Sri Intan theatre, fans who had waited more than five hours for the movie to start, wrecked the cinema lobby, breaking ticket counters and setting fire to part of the theatre.

Chennai-based AVM, the producers of the movie, had reportedly sent only 42 prints instead of the scheduled 53 and the rest had to be taken from the internet, reports said.

First Published: June 17, 2007, 8:43 PM IST
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