Extremists disrupt UK screening of 'The Kerala Story'
The UK's Cineworld cinema chain has defended what it termed as "brief disruption" during a recent screening of 'The Kerala Story' by British Muslim extremists who were caught on camera shouting anti-India slogans.
A video of the group of protesters has been circulating across social media after they stormed a cinema in Birmingham, where the ushers and audience can be seen arguing with the protesters to exit the screen.
"A customer incident at Cineworld Birmingham on Broad Street caused brief disruption to a screening of 'The Kerala Story'. Cineworld staff dealt with the incident swiftly and the screening was resumed with minimal delay," a spokesperson for Cineworld said.
The incident took place on May 19 evening, the date the film was released in UK cinemas after a delay in its British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) certification. A clip doing the rounds of social media shows a small group of demonstrators entering the cinema and causing the film to be paused.
The film, which has triggered worldwide debate over its subject matter of Islamic State (ISIS) radicalisation of innocent young girls, stars Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani and Siddhi Idnani and is created by filmmakers Sudipto Sen and Vipul Amrutlal Shah.