‘Ram Leela’: Plea filed against film for portraying Hindu Gods in “bad taste”

By Resham Sengar | Last Updated: Nov 08, 2013, 10:14 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Resham Sengar

New Delhi: After getting embroiled into controversy earlier for different reasons, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ambitious film ‘Ram Leela’ is in news for the wrong reasons once again.

On November 7, a resident of Patna filed a plea in a local court demanding a ban on the release of the film. The reason cited by the complainant, Amit Arya, is the depiction of Hindu Gods in “poor taste” in the mujra song ‘Ram Chahe Leela’ performed by Priyanka Chopra.

The complainant has also objected to the title of the film in his appeal. He has also submitted a CD of the film’s trailer to support his plea.

The case was filed in the court of chief judicial magistrate R K Yadav by the complainant’s lawyer Kumar Shankaram, who will hear the plea on November 11.

‘Ram Leela’ is slated for nationwide release on November 15.

(With agency inputs)