UP activist moves court for ban on 'Ram Leela'

A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench Wednesday for a ban on Bollywood film "Ram Leela", releasing Nov 15, if its makers did not change its name.

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A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench Wednesday for a ban on Bollywood film "Ram Leela", releasing Nov 15, if its makers did not change its name.

In her petition, social activist Nutan Thakur said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film has been given the name "Ram Leela" while it has nothing to do with this pious Hindu religious event.

Instead, the petitioner says, the film calls itself "Ram Leela of bullets" and that the official trailer of the film shows abusive language and intimate scenes between film actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, which are far away from the religious connotations the word "Ramleela" carries.

"The use of the word 'Ram Leela' is hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus and hence either the film's name should be changed or the film be banned," Thakur told IANS.

She also added that she has sought a ban on promos and denial of certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) if the producer does not change the name of the film.

In Jaipur, a court Saturday directed police to register a case against Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and others for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of people in "Ram Leela", a lawyer said.

The orders came on a complaint filed by lawyer Pawan Sharma.


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  • Posted on: 25 September 2013 at 2:41amcarmeln

    cannot wait for this movie!!!to much excitement its the most anticipated movie of the year...
    RANVEER SINGH is just super talented!!!

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  • Posted on: 25 September 2013 at 1:37amPurvi_

    hahaha... nothing more to add... lol

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  • Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 11:45pmmarch2011

    i believe ran n leela are the characters name...if u want to fight woman fight where needed...bollywood has introduced a trend for extra intimate senes ..kissing n stuffs in all films for the success fight for this cause

  • Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 10:22pm..Bournville..

    if these activists are so much active, then why don't they fight for real issues like corruption, crimes against women, female foeticide and infanticide etc. why do they fight over such trivial issues just to get into limelight

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  • Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 8:32pmDenziltuna

    these so called " social activists" are soughting bans on every other tv show or movie now..i guess all problems of corruption, eve teasing etc. have successfully been conqued..!!..:O :O...i am a hindu myself but my."sentiments" are far from being hurt!!. totally looking forward to the movie!!

    Edited on:24 September 2013 at 8:33pm

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  • Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 4:59pmphadukaran

    these people should be chopped in to pieces, i mean the characters name in the movie are Ram and Leela, hence the title ram leela,. Grow up people, there are trillions of problems in India currently to be worrying about petty things like title of the movie.

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  • Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 2:49pmShaina_b

    Some people have no work to do!!!!

    They should honestly get a life!!!!!

    They just don't realize it is "Ram Leela" as in "Romeo and Juliet"!!!!!

  • Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 11:04amsweetsomu

    Deepika padukone u rock
    hope this stupid matter ends fast and film release in its time

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  • Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 8:53amFieryHeart

    Oh man! Dont these guys have a life? Protest over the name of a film rather than protest against the heinous crimes happening in the country. Gosh get a life n focus on bigger issues than trouble poor filmmakers LOL

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  • Posted on: 24 September 2013 at 8:22ammiggie

    Good...ban the film or change the name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Edited on:24 September 2013 at 8:22am

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