Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in Ram Leela

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is quite irked with the controversy related to his movie ‘Ram Leela’, that has led to a restrain order by the Delhi High Court on its release nation wide on a plea that the movie hurts the religious sentiments of Hindus as it contains sex, violence and vulgarity.


He clarified that the movie is not based on ‘Ramleela ‘or Lord Krishna’s Ras Leela. “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 William Shakespeare’s work ‘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.”

Bhansali said, “The 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.”

Well this should put to rest all those who feel that the movie is based on popular  mythology.