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Makers of controversial Punjabi movie "Nanak Shah Fakir" have now withdrawn the film from the UK cinemas.

Theatre owners have cancelled all the shows of the controversial film after several Sikhs protested against the film in Wolverhampton, UK.

The Sikh campaigners entered the cinema hall through the main gate and sat on the floor protesting against the screening of the film, after which The Odeon and Cineworld cinema chains stopped the screening of the Punjabi film, according to Press Trust of India.

The protesters refused to move from the cinema hall until the owners met their demands, PTI reported. Cineworld also offered full refund to the customers.

Confirming the reports, Cineworld spokesperson told PTI that they want customers to enjoy visiting the cinemas.

Earlier, producer Harvinder Singh Sikka in a statement said that he has decided to pull down the movie from theaters worldwide.

"As per the directions of holy Akal Takht (the highest temporal seat of Sikhs), I have decided to withdraw the movie Nanak Shah Fakir from all the theatres worldwide forthwith," producer Harvinder Singh Sikka said in a statement.

Sikka further added: "he had great regard for the Akal Takht and couldn't go against the directives of the top religious head Gurbachan Singh".

The controversial film was released on 17 April worldwide, except for Punjab and Chandigarh. The screening of the film was suspended in the two north Indian state fearing law and order problem.