Salman’s ‘Character Dheela’ hurts Hindu sentiments

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2011, 14:26 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Looks like Salman Khan starrer ‘Ready’ has landed itself in trouble. One of the popular tracks of the film ‘Character Dheela’ has raised eyebrows amongst certain Hindu groups for its lyrics.

A PIL has been issued by the Allahabad High Court for a stay on the public exhibition of the film.

Ashok Pandey, a local lawyer and Chairman of Hindu Personal Law Board, and its secretary Vinod Mishra, have raised objections to the song. The petitioners have claimed that having the words `raas leela` in the lyrics is indecent and offensive to Hindu religion.

They have demanded deletion of the words in the satellite telecast and home video formats. They have also demanded a cancellation of certification of the film that released two weeks back.

Speaking to a daily, an industry insider explained, "Their complaint is that the words `raas leela` are commonly linked to Lord Krishna. And therefore, the song is derogatory and demeans the God. As the PIL was filed after the film`s release, they now want the objectionable words to be removed from the satellite and home video formats."

The song in question has been sung by Neeraj Shridhar and written by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Lead actor Salman Khan, director Anees Bazmee, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and Secretary Information and Broadcasting have been made respondents in the petition.