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Arrest warrants issued against actors, makers of Ram Leela

By EMN Updated: May 04, 2014 1:25 am

FRESH trouble for makers and actors of the movie Ram Leela as a local Court has issued arrest warrants against the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali along with actors Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra.
The arrest warrants have been issued in connection to a case filed alleging that a few scenes in the movie Ram Leela hurt religious sentiments of the Hindus.
It is to be mentioned, one advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha filed a case on November last year alleging that some scenes in the movie Ram Leela directed by Sanjay Leela bhansali hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus.
Following which, the Madhya Pradesh High Court put the ban on the release of the movie till November 22 but the movie got released on November 12 itself.
Now, issuing warrants against the makers and the actors of the movie, Chief Judicial Magistrate, S.P. Singh has instructed Mumbai Police Commissioner to arrest the persons concerned and produce them before the Court on June 4. Apart from director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actor Ranveer Singh, two actresses Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, warrants have also been issued against the producer Kishore Lulla as well as the musicians and lyricist of the movie.
The CJM took cognisance of the case on February 14 this year and summoned the actors and the director of Ram Leela who did not turn up following which the warrants were issued today.

By EMN Updated: May 04, 2014 1:25:41 am