Actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh today said that their upcoming movie Ram-Leela is a simple love story and has nothing to do with Indian history. The Delhi High Court has stayed Ram-Leela‘s scheduled release on November 15 after a petition was filed accusing the film for hurting religious sentiments.
The Ram-Leela co-stars spoke to NDTV and the highlights are as follows:
Ranveer: Through the years we’ve had love stories named after protagonists. Ram and Leela are common names. I think we focus on what we are here to do, no one wants the nuisance of signing vakaltnamas. We wouldn’t in a thousand years think of resorting to such tactics for publicity. The buzz about the film went through the roof after the release of the first trailer, record number of hits on YouTube,” Ranveer said.
Deepika: The film has nothing to do with Indian history. We have our censor certificate and there is no issue with the film. Films are made to entertain an audience and not to hurt anyone’s sentiments. We’re making a love story and not about anything else. It is a bit early to be reacting to something which people don’t know about. I don’t think we would intentionally give a controversial title for eyeballs. We are confident about the content of the movie,” Deepika said.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram-Leela, starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, has now been titled Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela.