NCP leader Jitendra Awhad was arrested by Thane police on November 11 for creating a ruckus during the screening of a Marathi film ‘Har Har Mahadev’ at multiplex in city’s Viviana Mall. He and his 100 workers were booked at the Vartak Nagar police station
On Monday night, the former housing minister interrupted screening of the film alleging that it distorts Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s history. The NCP MLA alleged that the film distorted history for political hype and he also slamed makers in his statement.
Thane: NCP leader Jitendra Awhad, 100 others booked for vandalism; stopped screening of Marathi film ‘Har Har Mahadev’ at Viviana Mall
The leader was booked under Sections 141, 143, 146, 149, 323, 504 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 37/135 of the Mumbai Police Act.
The leader and his workers fought with the audience and videos of the heated exchange went viral on social media. He was seen charging at the cinemagoers.
Another video shows the man being manhandled by Awhad before he is taken out of the cinema hall.
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Awhad, elaborating that films influence people, said that distortion of history must be opposed. Although I respect freedom of expression, I will not let people change the history, he had said.
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NCP leader Jitendra Awhad slams makers of Har Har Mahadev; says trying to distort Shivaji Maharaj’s history