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#MYTHOLOGY: Ram Leela release BARRED after allegations of "Hurting Hindu Sentiments"

A planned preview screening in London was cancelled on Tuesday due to a technical glitch on Tuesday and now Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s eagerly anticipated Romeo and Juliet adaptation ‘Ram Leela’ has hit another snag.

A court in Delhi today barred the film, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, following a petition by an NGO, which alleged that the film “hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus”.

The colourful romantic epic was set for release on Friday (15 November) but director Bhansali and producer/distributor Eros have been told to hold off the release as the court investigates the NGO’s allegations.

The court allowed the suit filed by six petitioners, including Prabhu Samaj Dharmik Ram Leela Committee, which said the word 'Ram Leela' is associated with Lord Rama and people would also watch this movie with an expectation that it would be related to his life but the film will hurt their sentiments.

The petition filed said the name of the movie should be changed as it has nothing to do with Hindu mythology and is "misleading".



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