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Padmaavat: Elaborate Police Arrangements In Kolkata Ahead of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Film Release

Two days before the movie is set to be officially released, special screenings and paid previews of the controversial film were held across West Bengal on Wednesday.

IANS

Updated:January 25, 2018, 7:47 AM IST
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Padmaavat: Elaborate Police Arrangements In Kolkata Ahead of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Film Release
Deepika Padukone in a still from the film Padmaavat. (Image: YouTube)
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Kolkata: Plain-clothes policemen kept close vigil, and a large number of policemen were deployed outside multiplexes and cinema halls, as part of elaborate security measures here to prevent any untoward incidents related to the film Padmavaat, police said on Wednesday.

Two days before the movie is set to be officially released, special screenings and paid previews of the controversial film were held across West Bengal on Wednesday.

According to city police officers, all police stations have been directed to prevent any act of disturbance in connection with the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie, which has been facing incessant protests over alleged "wrong manner" of the portrayal of Queen Padmavati.

A strong legal action would be taken if there was any hooliganism, they said.

"Intelligence Branch sleuths and anti-crime branch officials would maintain close vigil. Personnel of the rank of inspectors and sub-inspectors have been given special responsibilities to prevent any kind of disturbances. Any incident of demonstrations before a multiplex or cinema hall screening the movie, will have to be immediately reported to he police stations concerned," said the officer.

There will be heavy police deployment under a senior officer outside every shopping mall. "Any attempt at disturbance will be curbed with an iron hand," the officer said.

Every ticket holder will be searched at the gate.
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