Mumbai: In a shocking incident, firecrackers were burst in huge quantities during the screening of Tiger 3 in Malegaon’s Mohan Cinema in the Nashik district on Sunday.
The incident is a complete breach of safety and security protocols inside cinema halls and raises a larger question as to how such a huge quantity of firecrackers was taken inside the hall.
Besides, Malegaon is a communally-sensitive area.
Video footage of the incident has gone viral on social media platforms inviting strong reactions.
Tiger 3 starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Emraan Hashmi – produced by Yash Raj Films – hit the screens on Friday coinciding with the Diwali festivities.
The Tiger series includes Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and the recent release Tiger 3 (2023).
Video footage showed that the crowd scattered and ran to safety as ‘rockets’, ‘bombs’, and ‘sparklers’ among other things were set off.
The Chavani police station has registered a case and investigations are in progress.
(Published 13 November 2023, 09:29 IST)