A social activist Urvashi Sharma has filed a petition against the yet to be released BOllywood film ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela’ to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav. The social activist has urged him to “intervene in the matter related to public exhibition of the film”.
Ram Leela has been directed as well as produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the movie which is sheduled to release on November 15.
“I have urged the chief minister to intervene on behalf of the people of the state and request the producers of the film to delete ‘Ram-Leela’ from the title of the film and change it to only ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela’,” Sharma told our reporter.
“And also urge the National Board of Film Ceritification not grant certificate for public exhibition of the film under Sections 4, 5 and 5-A of the Cinematograph Act, 1952, in case producer and director of the film do not delete words ‘Ram-Leela’ from the title of the film.”
“This matter is related to the sentiments of lakhs of people of the state and the word ‘Ram-Leela’ is contrary to the content of the film as shown in the promotional advertisement,” added Sharma.
The petition to the chief minister states that the film “was affecting the sentiments of the public on account of its wrongful title for the reason that the title has been derived from dramatic enactment of the life of Lord Rama, which cannot be used by the kind of film.”