40 Rajputs Detained For Protests Against Ram Leela’s Deepika Padukone
We recently saw that a few complaints were made against the upcoming movie Ram Leela. A lawyer had moved a public interest litigation (PIL) which stated that Ram Leela may create enmity between communities. Well, we already see some disharmony in the society. A large group of people from the Rajput community protested against lead actress Deepika Padukone .
Forty people were detained at the Ahmedabad airport after they protested against the Ram Leela actress. Deepika was in the city of Ahmedabad to attend a Garba event. The police tells us that the forty who were detained were released after a while.
The Rajput community feels that their community has been misrepresented in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film which is all set to hit the theatres on November 15 this year. The Rajput community is demanding that Ram Leela should not be released in Gujarat.
The Rajputs claim that Ram Leela depicts enmity between two communities – Rabari Rajput and Darbar Rajput. They feel it is done through the character of a daughter of a Darbar family played by Deepika Padukone, who has romantic relations with a boy from the Rabari Rajput community (played by Ranveer Singh ).
The community therefore feels that Ram Leela may lead to provocation or instigation of fights between the two communities and releasing such a film may also result in a violent situation between Darbar and Rabari families in Gujarat.