Since the launch of Ram Leela's official trailer, there have been various controversies and complaints against the movie. This movie which is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This may leave you wondering as to why are Indians pretesting against this film! Read on to know the in depth details of why Ram Leela is trapped in a tussle.
Ram Leela which stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone as Ram and Leela respectively is in trouble because it allegedly hurts religious sentiments and is said to cause enmity. Just like how every fire needs a spark for it to begin, Ram Leela's problems too began the same way. Initially it was just a PIL and an FIR filed against the movie. It gradually picked up and is now rolling like fire ball down the hill.
The protests are from the people of the Rajput communities as they claim that Ram Leela will cause enmity between two communities, hurt religious sentiments and depict women in a disrespectful manner. Even before the release of the film, there have been a large number of groups that protested against the release of this film that is set to release on November 16.
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The Rajputs Want A Ban
The Rajputs who are against the release of the movie have been pretesting so that the movie will be banned in Gujarat.
Rajputs In Gujarat
There are almost 15 million Rajputs in India, 56 lakhs of them from Gujarat, and some Rajput leaders have even written to Bhansali about the problem Ram Leela may cause in the society.
Trouble For Traffic
Due to heavy protests, the traffic had gone for a toss. There were a lot of protesters in vehicles too. They occupied an entire road so this did not leave way for others to pass by.
All Over The News
This issue became a big one as more and more protesters joined in to ban Ram Leela. The news was carried in many daily newspapers.
It looks like the Rajput protesters received the attention they desired for this controversy. They did make it big in papers and television channels.
In the recent past, forty people were detained at the Ahmedabad airport after they protested against the Ram Leela actress. Deepika was in the city of Ahmedabad to attend a Garba event.
We see that some people have created disharmony in the society as they are not happy with the way Ram Leela has portrayed their community/s.
After seeing all this chaos in the country, Ram Leela's director announced that his team is working on cutting out scenes from the movie that may hurt sentiments of the people.
Reel To Real Life
What's interesting is that the epic love story Ram Leela itself is set in violent times and here we see that in the same is happening in real life too. This is an irony.