Mumbai, Jan 25 (PTI) Activists of a local organisation in Dombivli in neighbouring Thane district today demonstrated outside a theatre showcasing Shah Rukh Khan’s “Raees” against casting of a Pakistani actress in the film. Also Read - Thane: Massive Fire Breaks Out at Building in Ghodbunder Road, 20 Feared Trapped

The incident happened at around 1.30 PM at Madhuban Cinema in Dombivli (east) when three activists of ‘Chhatrapati Yuva Front’ tried to obstruct the show while others protested outside. Also Read - BREAKING: Fire Reported in Chemical Factory in Thane, Firefighting Operation Underway

Demanding the show be stopped as the movie features Mahira Khan, the activists raised slogans against her while some of them tore a banner of the film displayed outside the theatre. Also Read - Maharashtra Records 9927 New COVID Cases; Lockdown Imposed in Nashik, Thane; Janata Curfew in Jalgaon | Key Points

However, police deployed at the venue stopped the protesters from barging inside the theatre.

“We have registered an offence against 38 protesters including three main accused in this case. Police personnel were deployed outside the theatre for maintaining law and order. There was no obstruction to the movie inside the theatre,” said Dombivli police station senior inspector S B Shivarkar.

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