Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest film Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela has been banned in Uttar Pradesh by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday.
A bench of Justice Ashok Pal Singh and Justice Devi Prasad Singh passed the order while hearing a petition filed by Maryada Purshottam Bhagwan Ramleela Samiti from Bahraich.
In their petition, the Samiti claimed that the film, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone and released on November 15, had controversial dialogues and sought the cancellation of the Censor Board certificate to the film.
It also pleaded that since the film hurts the sentiments of the Hindus by its name and “other things” portrayed in the film, it should be banned from screening.
The union and state governments as well as the state chief secretary, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Eros International and Bhansali had been made parties in the petition.