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Bollywood: a history of protests

A demonstrator poses during a protest against the release of the upcoming Bollywood movie 'Padmavati' in Bengaluru, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

A demonstrator poses during a protest against the release of the upcoming Bollywood movie 'Padmavati' in Bengaluru, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

A demonstrator poses during a protest against the release of the upcoming Bollywood movie 'Padmavati' in Bengaluru, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa
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Demonstrators chant slogans as they protest against the release of the upcoming Bollywood movie 'Padmavati' in Bengaluru, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Demonstrators chant slogans as they protest against the release of the upcoming Bollywood movie 'Padmavati' in Bengaluru, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Demonstrators chant slogans as they protest against the release of the upcoming Bollywood movie 'Padmavati' in Bengaluru, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa
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Demonstrators burn a poster with pictures of Bollywood actors Aamir Khan and Asin during a protest against a new Bollywood film whose title (Dhobi Ghat) some Indian laundry men say offends their community, in New Delhi January 21, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Demonstrators burn a poster with pictures of Bollywood actors Aamir Khan and Asin during a protest against a new Bollywood film whose title (Dhobi Ghat) some Indian laundry men say offends their community, in New Delhi January 21, 2011. REUTERS/B...more

Demonstrators burn a poster with pictures of Bollywood actors Aamir Khan and Asin during a protest against a new Bollywood film whose title (Dhobi Ghat) some Indian laundry men say offends their community, in New Delhi January 21, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files
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Muslims celebrate the release of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's new film "My Name is Khan" outside a cinema hall during a protest against the Hindu hardline group Shiv Sena in New Delhi February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Muslims celebrate the release of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's new film "My Name is Khan" outside a cinema hall during a protest against the Hindu hardline group Shiv Sena in New Delhi February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Muslims celebrate the release of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's new film "My Name is Khan" outside a cinema hall during a protest against the Hindu hardline group Shiv Sena in New Delhi February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files
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Muslims celebrate the release of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's new film "My Name is Khan" outside a cinema hall during a protest against the Hindu hardline group Shiv Sena in New Delhi February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Muslims celebrate the release of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's new film "My Name is Khan" outside a cinema hall during a protest against the Hindu hardline group Shiv Sena in New Delhi February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Muslims celebrate the release of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's new film "My Name is Khan" outside a cinema hall during a protest against the Hindu hardline group Shiv Sena in New Delhi February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files
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Activists from Youth Federation Bhindranwale, a radical Sikh organization, break display windows of a cinema house during their protest against the Bollywood movie "Singh is Kinng" in Amritsar August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Munish Sharma/Files

Activists from Youth Federation Bhindranwale, a radical Sikh organization, break display windows of a cinema house during their protest against the Bollywood movie "Singh is Kinng" in Amritsar August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Munish Sharma/Files

Activists from Youth Federation Bhindranwale, a radical Sikh organization, break display windows of a cinema house during their protest against the Bollywood movie "Singh is Kinng" in Amritsar August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Munish Sharma/Files
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Activists from a hardline Hindu group Bajrang Dal shout slogans during a protest against Bollywood movie "Jodhaa Akbar" in Chandigarh February 16, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

Activists from a hardline Hindu group Bajrang Dal shout slogans during a protest against Bollywood movie "Jodhaa Akbar" in Chandigarh February 16, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

Activists from a hardline Hindu group Bajrang Dal shout slogans during a protest against Bollywood movie "Jodhaa Akbar" in Chandigarh February 16, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files
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Activists from India's hardline Hindu groups burn a poster of Bollywood actor Salman Khan during a protest in Chandigarh. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

Activists from India's hardline Hindu groups burn a poster of Bollywood actor Salman Khan during a protest in Chandigarh. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

Activists from India's hardline Hindu groups burn a poster of Bollywood actor Salman Khan during a protest in Chandigarh. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files
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Indian policemen guard a cinema hall screening Bollywood actor Salman Khan's latest movie in the central Indian city of Bhopal, July 17, 2005. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

Indian policemen guard a cinema hall screening Bollywood actor Salman Khan's latest movie in the central Indian city of Bhopal, July 17, 2005. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

Indian policemen guard a cinema hall screening Bollywood actor Salman Khan's latest movie in the central Indian city of Bhopal, July 17, 2005. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files
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Activists of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party deface a poster of popular Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor in an advertisement for an American softdrink in Bombay August 6, 2003. REUTERS/Sherwin Crasto/Files

Activists of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party deface a poster of popular Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor in an advertisement for an American softdrink in Bombay August 6, 2003. REUTERS/Sherwin Crasto/Files

Activists of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party deface a poster of popular Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor in an advertisement for an American softdrink in Bombay August 6, 2003. REUTERS/Sherwin Crasto/Files
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An Indian police officer stand guards outside a movie theatre showing the New Hindi movie "Chori Chori Chupke Chupke" (Stealthily, Secretly) in New Delhi on March 9, 2001. REUTERS/Files

An Indian police officer stand guards outside a movie theatre showing the New Hindi movie "Chori Chori Chupke Chupke" (Stealthily, Secretly) in New Delhi on March 9, 2001. REUTERS/Files

An Indian police officer stand guards outside a movie theatre showing the New Hindi movie "Chori Chori Chupke Chupke" (Stealthily, Secretly) in New Delhi on March 9, 2001. REUTERS/Files
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Activists from the Ali Sena (Force) shout slogans against the new Bollywood movie "Gadar" (Mutiny) as police try to stop them in New Delhi, June 24, 2001. REUTERS/Files

Activists from the Ali Sena (Force) shout slogans against the new Bollywood movie "Gadar" (Mutiny) as police try to stop them in New Delhi, June 24, 2001. REUTERS/Files

Activists from the Ali Sena (Force) shout slogans against the new Bollywood movie "Gadar" (Mutiny) as police try to stop them in New Delhi, June 24, 2001. REUTERS/Files
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