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Ram-Leela in legal battle again

New Delhi, Oct 10 (): After the Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a ban on the release of Bollywood movie Ram-Leela, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, the movie has again reportedly been dragged into court by the Rajput Samaj.

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film is scheduled to be released on November 15.

Ram-Leela has reportedly been dragged into court by the Rajput Samaj. The group claims that the film shows the two Gujarati communities at loggerheads and hence provocating caste war between the communities. Sources say the head of the Jadeja community made an objection and threatened to move court to ban the movie in the state over a wrongful portrayal of Jadeja and Rabari communities i the film.

Now, the allegations are being taken by the director into account and rumours say he has called back the artists to dub for the objectionable parts again.

Earlier, NGO Rashtravadi Shiv Sena has filed the plea saying the title of the movie should be changed as it hurts the religious sentiments of people. But, a division bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Manmohan has refused to entertain the plea. Moreover, they have also imposed a fine of Rs.50,000 on the organisation.

The plea filed by the NGO’s president Jai Bhagwan Goyal said, “The title Ram-Leela is understood by Hindus as enactment of the life and story of Lord Ram (Maryada Purshottam), is nowhere doing the same but on the contrary, the film is portraying sex, violence and vulgarity, which is deeply hurting the religious sentiments and feelings of Hindus.”

The plea further added, “The enactment, production and scheduled release of the film Ram-Leela is a gross insult to the religious feelings of Hindus”, adding the objection is only in respect of naming such a film Ram-Leela.

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