Shahid Kapoor, Padmaavat
Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in PadmaavatMovie Stills

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial period drama Padmaavat, which is finally releasing in theatres on Thursday, January 25, has become a nation-wide security concern as Karni Sena protesters and many other fringe groups have come out on roads, vandalising theatres, cinema halls and have even targeted buses and other public property.

Padmaavat row: Security tightened in Mumbai, West Bengal, Southern states and others set for smooth release

Even on the day of the film's release, the violent protests against the film continue to escalate every moment. Besides burning tyres, effigies, blocking highways, protesters took a drastic step when they attacked school bus with kids on-board in Gurugram on Wednesday.

Padmaavat row: After school bus attacked in Gurugram, protesters vandalise shops in Udaipur

Reports stated that 30 students and three teachers of GD Goenka World School, Sohna Road, were attacked by around 50 protesters on Wednesday afternoon in Bhondsi. The bus was headed towards Gurugram city. The entire incident has been recorded. After this, some schools have reportedly decided to remain shut till Sunday.

Actor-director Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter to condemn the attack and called the protesters 'terrorists.' "Attacking a school bus is not an agitation. It is terrorism. The people who did it are terrorists. Please refer to them as such," wrote Farhan.

Disgusting! Right wing trolls leak Padmaavat director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's phone number to harass, abuse him

Television actress Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya also commented on the ongoing violence.

Kritika Kamra: "#KarniSena , you're a joke. Do yourselves a favour and go watch the film. And dear women who threatened to commit #jauhar , Seriously?! You'd kill yourself for a film?!! So much for the climax of #Padmaavat !"

Not just the team of Padmaavat, but Ajay Devgn also found himself in the receiving end of the Padmavaat violence. According to a Mid-Day report, one of the theatres owned by Ajay in Uttar Pradesh was vandalised by Rajput Karni Sena members.

The incident took place on Tuesday when protesters learned that Ajay's multiplex in Pilkhuwa in Hapur district, opened the windows for advance booking of Padmaavat.

"As soon as they got to know that advance booking was to begin, the protesters gathered around and started chanting slogans. They smashed the glass fa├žade of the ticket windows. They also demanded to meet the owner to ensure that the film would not be exhibited."