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Vehicles Torched Outside Ahmedabad Multiplex in Protest Against Padmaavat

The protest took place outside Himalaya mall in Ahmedabad. (Twitter)

The protest took place outside Himalaya mall in Ahmedabad. (Twitter)

Padmaavat, slated to be released on January 25, has been facing protests by Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that historical facts were distorted in the movie.

New Delhi: In a new bout of violence, protesters set vehicles ablaze outside a multiplex in Ahmedabad, which was to screen movie Padmaavat.

The protest took place outside Himalaya mall.

The film, slated to be released on January 25, has been facing protests by Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that historical facts were distorted in the movie. It stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.

From being assaulted on the film's set in Jaipur to the set being vandalised in Kolhapur to getting threats from detractors -- Bhansali has been facing the ire of organisations that are up in arms against the period drama since its inception -- from when it was titled "Padmavati".

The makers of "Padmaavat" secured a U/A certificate from the censor board after incorporating five modifications, and locked the release date as January 25.

The Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the all-India release for "Padmaavat" on January 25 by staying the operation of orders by the Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana governments banning its release.