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Ram-Leela set free for release with a name change!

Ram Leela which is scheduled to be released tomorrow the 15th of  November has been in controversies since long. Now finally it seems like it is free from all the petitions and pleas filed against it.

A Delhi court recalled its order on Wednesday restraining Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and EROS International Media Limited from using the title Ram Leela starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.

But it seems that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has to change the name and the film will now be called ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. This is the second time the film’s name has been changed. It was previously changed from Ramleela to Ram-Leela.

Additional District Judge A.S. Jayachandra recalled Tuesday’s order saying he committed a mistake by passing the decision as he was not informed by the counsel for plaintiffs that the Delhi High Court has already refused to ban the release of the movie. Advocate Amit Sibal, appearing for Eros International Media Ltd, placed before the court the high court order which had earlier refused to ban the movie and imposed a cost of Rs.50,000 on an NGO which had moved the plea against the film. Sibal also showed the judge the full title of the movie “Ram-leela: Goliyon Ki Rasleela”.

The court’s order on Tuesday came on a suit filed by six petitioners, including Prabhu Samaj Dharmik Ram Leela Committee, saying the movie hurt religious sentiments of Hindus as it contains sex, violence and vulgarity. The plea said the word “Ram Leela” is associated with Lord Rama and people will watch this movie with an expectation that it would be related to his life but the film will hurt their sentiments. It also said the name of the movie should be changed as it has nothing to do with mythology and that it was misleading.

The title Ram Leela is related to Hindu mythology and is misguiding. But now finally things seem to have sorted that Ram and Krishna are not the subject of the film but it is based on Romeo and Juliet.

           

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