Ram-Leela

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Court restrains Ram-Leela; Hindus object!

A Delhi court has restrained Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali from releasing his latest film Ram-leela starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.

The court considered the plea that Ram-leela, slated for an all-India release on November 15, allegedly hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus as it contains sex, violence and vulgarity.

The Delhi high court had earlier refused to ban the movie and also imposed a cost of Rs. 50,000 on an NGO which had moved the plea against the film.

Additional district judge AS Jayachandra, in an ex-parte interim order, restrained Bhansali and Eros promoters from releasing the movie till further orders.

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 will 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, through advocate SD Windlesh, said the name of the movie should be changed as it has nothing to do with the mythology and it is "misleading".

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