‘Ram-Leela’ in trouble: Deepika, Ranveer, Priyanka face arrest warrant

A local court issued arrest warrants against 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela' director, actors Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh.

By: Press Trust of India | Muzaffarpur | Updated: May 3, 2014 4:51 pm
Warrant against 'Ram-Leela' team. Warrant against ‘Ram-Leela’ team.

A local court on Friday issued arrest warrants against ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’ director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actors Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh in connection with a case alleging that few scenes in the movie hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus.

Warrants were also issued against another producer Kishore Lulla, as well as the musicians and lyricists of the movie.

Issuing the arrest warrants, Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) SP Singh directed Mumbai Police Commissioner to arrest the persons concerned and produce them at his court on June 4. These warrants were issued based on a complaint case under various sections of the IPC filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha in November last year which alleged that few scenes in the movie hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus.

The Madhya Pradesh High Court had stopped the release of the movie till November 22, 2013 but it was released here on November 12 itself.

The CJM took cognisance of the case on February 14 this year and summoned the actors and the director, who did not turn up following which today the warrants were issued.

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    Parth
    May 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm
    Salman Rushdie was denied by Rajasthan government to attend Jaipur Writers' Festival by because he wrote Satanic Verses, which hurt some Muslim sentiments. In fact there were death threats against him. Furthermore, in India the court decides by Islamic Law for Muslims in important cases, which is unlike most other countries with Muslim minority. The question is: what scenes in Ram Leela hurt Hindu sentiments? I certainly doubt that was the intention of any of the artists in the film.
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      Facebook
      May 3, 2014 at 9:23 am
      People are just jealous of Deepika Padukone and the other actors. If you think something is bad with the movie just don't watch it. Speaking for the truth, when there is discrimantion against Muslim religion court doesn't take any action.
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