‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ faces protest during screening at JU campus


Buddha In A Traffic Jam

Director Vivek Agnihotri’s boldest ever political drama ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ faced clashes between the rival groups of students during the screening of the film in Jadavpur University campus in Kolkata.

According to PTI, the scuffle began after the state-run varsity’s alumni association cancelled the screening of the film which was scheduled to be held in the Triguna Sen auditorium. The producers decided to keep the screening in the open ground of the Jadavpur University but things turned violent after students from ABVP fought with activists of Left-backed student unions in which a few of them received minor injuries.

“The students arranged a bed-sheet and turned it into a screen to see my film. Many watched it and realised it’s not what they were thinking. It is a realistic film,” said Agnihotri.

Reports say that few girls were also molested by ‘outsiders’ during the clash and a complaint has been filed against them. Director Agnihotri too faced minor injuries.

‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ stars Bollywood actors Anupam Kher and Arunoday Singh in pivotal roles. The film is slated to release on 13th May.

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