With theatre owners in the district refusing to screen 'Shorgul' based on the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, the movie will not be released here.

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The theatre owners of the district have decided not to screen the controversial movie due to widespread opposition, Manoj Vajpayee, District Entertainment officer, said.

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The riot-themed film that releases today has drawn criticism from many quarters in Uttar Pradesh. BJP MLA Sangeet Som, an accused in the riots, has called for a ban on the film. 

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The movie, featuring Jimmy Shergill and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles, touches upon the Muzaffarnagar, Godhra and Babri riots.