After the screening of Shah Rukh Khan's "Dilwale" faced opposition in many places across Bihar and Rajasthan, activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal stopped the screening of the film in Mangaluru, Karnataka, on Sunday.
Miffed by Shah Rukh's statement on intolerance in the country, the activists protested against the film's screening in some parts of the city.
According to reports, the activists protested in front of multiplexes screening the film in Mangaluru and a theatre in Surathkal, forcing in the multiplex operators to cancel the screenings. The operators will not screen the film on Monday as well.
"People are aghast over his statement that intolerance was prevailing in the country," VHP Dakshina Kannada president Jagadish Shenava told The Hindu.
"Now we want to show the real intolerance. The protest is not because Mr. Khan is a Muslim; but against his statement," he told the daily.
Bajrang Dal leader Sharan Pumpwell said they had "requested cinemas not to screen the movie".
Despite these protests, Rohit Shetty's "Dilwale", featuring Shah Rukh, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles, earned Rs 65.09 crore from the domestic box office in its opening weekend, and its worldwide income stands at Rs 121.47 crore.