A police complaint has been filed against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the lead actors of his much-anticipated film "Ram Leela".
Advocate Pawan Sharam in his complaint said that "Ram Leela" promoted communal violence with the portrayal of enmity between two groups.
"In the complaint, we have stated that going by the promo, the movie 'Ram Leela', which is slated for release Nov 15, is promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion," Sharam told IANS.
Sharama had initially moved the court with his complaint after which the police filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Bhansali as well as Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.
Recently speaking of his ambitious project, Bhansali had reportedly said that "Ram Leela" was his most violent film till date.
"So far there was nothing more than a slap in my films. In fact action director Shyam Kaushal would complain in every film, 'Why call me for action direction for just a slap?' This time in Ram Leela we've enough action to make Shyam Kaushal happy," Bhansali wa quoted as saying by Bollywood Hungama.
And from the first look of the film with ample shots of guns and firings, it was clear that the filmmaker wanted a violent tragic love story along the lines of Shakespeare's play "Rome and Juliet".
Even the film's subtitle "Goliyon Ki Raas Leela" carries the aggression to bring home the message.
"Ram Leela" starring Deepika and Ranveer as passionate lovers in a vibrant colourful setting, is slated for release on 15 November this year.