Mumbai: Around 20 members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) were detained by police for carrying out protests near filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma`s office in suburban Andheri for his statement on casting Maria Susairaj, convicted in the Neeraj Grover murder case, in his upcoming film.
Recently, Varma had said on twitter, a micro-blogging social networking site, that he wants to cast Susairaj in his upcoming film `Not a Love Story` which is based on the Neeraj Grover murder case.
"Once we got the news that BJP Yuva Morcha will carry out protests outside Varma`s office, our policemen were on alert since last night. 15 to 20 people have been detained and taken to Oshiwara police station and further course of action will be decided thereafter," a senior police officer from Oshiwara police station said.
The protesters held placards with statements denouncing Varma`s comments and also raised slogans against him.
Yesterday, the cine wing of Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had also warned of action if anyone casts Susairaj in a film or television show.