Real life sportsman turned dacoit Paan Singh's cousin named Babu Singh apparently was very upset that he has been depicted as a villain in the film. He along with few other relatives barged into the theatre where the screening of Paan Singh Tomar was taking place. Fortunately, the management of the theatre decided not to give in and few of the staff drove away the miscreants. This incident happened a few days after an FIR was lodged against Dhulia by Tomar's nephew, Balwant Singh.
When Dhulia was contacted, he said that such protests didn't matter to him and he shall continue doing the good work.