A lot has been said about Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film, Ram Leela, which is set to hit theaters on 15 Nov, this Friday. Annoyingly, with just one day left for the film to release, controversies surrounding it just doesn’t seem to end. The makers have finally broken their silence and issued a clarification letter, which reads:
The forthcoming Hindi cinematograph film “Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela” (“said Film”) has been censored by the Central Board of the Film Certification under the Cinematograph Act, 1952 and granted UA Certificate on 01.11.2013. The said Film is slated for release throughout the World including India on 15th November 2013.
It appears that some misinformation is being carried out regarding the said Film which we would like to clarify and state that the said Film is inspired and based on work of William Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet’. The said Film is neither related to “Ramleela” folklore/traditional performance associated with Lord Ram nor related to “Rasleela” associated with Lord Krishna. Ram the character in the said Film does not depict or resemble LORD SHRI RAM in any manner.
The said Film neither intends nor attempts to insult, wound or outrage the religion, religious feelings or religious beliefs of any class of citizens of India.
We trust that this allays, clarifies and sets at rest all apprehensions, doubts and misgivings regarding the said Film.
For Bhansali Productions Pvt. Ltd.
We hope, at least this long letter will help a smooth release of the film, which features Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead.