BJP protests against Ram-Leela title

5 years ago

Rakesh Tiwari

Mumbai: As Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Ram-Leela is all set to hit theatres on Friday, problems seem to be increasing for the director.

 

On Wednesday morning, activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party protested outside Bhansali’s house, demanding that the word "Ram-Leela" should be dropped from the title of the film as it is hurting the religious sentiments of the people.

 

They even burnt pictures of Bhansali.

 

Apart from protests in Mumbai, the hit Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam director got a bad news regarding his Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone starrrer from Delhi as well.

 

A Delhi court on Tuesday stayed the release of Ram-Leela, scheduled to hit the theatres on November 15.

 

Additional District Judge A.S. Jayachandra, in an ex-parte interim order, restrained the movie’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Eros promoters from releasing the movie till further orders.

 

The court’s order came on a suit filed by six petitioners, including Prabhu Samaj Dharmik Ram Leela Committee, saying the movie hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus as it contains sex, violence and vulgarity.

 

The plea said the word Ram-Leela is associated with Lord Rama and people will also watch this movie with an expectation that it would be related to his life but the film will hurt their sentiments.

 

It added that the name of the movie should be changed as it has nothing to do with mythology and it is misleading.

 

With Agency Inputs

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