Vijayawada

Ban Arjun Reddy, women activists demand

Showing their anger: Representatives of various women’s organisations protesting against ‘Arjun Reddy’ at a cinema in Vijayawada on Thursday.

Showing their anger: Representatives of various women’s organisations protesting against ‘Arjun Reddy’ at a cinema in Vijayawada on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: CH_VIJAYA BHASKAR

‘It promotes dating culture among students’

Representatives of various women’s organisations led by the AP Mahila Samakhya (APMS) and the AP Mahila Congress staged protests at a theatre playing the film Arjun Reddy demanding it be banned.

AP Mahila Congress president Padmasri Sunkara alleged that the movie was against the Telugu culture and had content that would mislead the youth.

“The movie encourages drugs and such films will only cause harm to society,” she said and asked Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to watch it with his family and ban it.

Meanwhile, representatives of the AIDWA and other organisations also staged protests at the theatre. They alleged that the movie’s content was objectionable.

APMS president and National Federation of Indian Women, AP general secretary P. Durga Bhavani said the movie promoted dating culture among the students. “We have seen the movie and found it objectionable. I would like to ask the producers and directors of the movie if they want to promote dating culture during college life among the students. Screening of the movie should be immediately stopped.”

She asked if the producer could watch it along with his family members. The activists, who later barged into the hall while the movie was being screened, were arrested, shifted to various police stations and released.

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