The controversy over actor Prateek Gandhi’s new film Bhavai, who became famous with the web series ‘Scam 1992’, does not seem to be stopping.
The name of the film was earlier ‘Ravan Leela’ but after protests it was changed to ‘Bhavai’. Despite this, many people have objected to the trailer of the film.
Many people on social media alleged that the trailer of the film glorifies Ravana.
A section says that Ram has been insulted in this and religious sentiments of Hindus have been hurt.
As a result, #arrestpratikgandhi and #BanRavanleela_Bhavani are trending on Twitter on Sunday.
The film is based on the backdrop of Gujarat. In this, the story of a village has been shown where Ramlila is to be staged.
This is the first film of director Hardik Gajjar.
In the trailer, Prateek Gandhi is shown playing the role of Ravana in Ramlila, who falls in love with the girl who plays Sita in the same Ramlila.
Controversy over dialogue and illustration
People have raised questions about the dialogue and depiction between Ravana and Hindu gods and goddesses in the trailer.
At the end of the trailer, Prateek Gandhi, who plays Ravana, is shown talking to the man who plays Ram. In this dialogue Ravana tells Rama, “You have disrespected my sister and I have disrespected your woman. But you guys cut my sister’s nose. Why are you still cheering?
In response, the artist who plays Ram says, “Because I am God.”
In another scene in the trailer, Prateek Gandhi, who plays Ravana, tells the girl who plays Sita, “Something is going on in both of us.”
Allegations of wrongly showing Hindu beliefs on Bollywood
A section in social media is expressing deep objection about this trailer.
Many people wrote, describing Ram as an example of religion and truth, that his leadership has set an example.
Many people wrote that seeing the trailer, it seems that Ravana’s actions have been justified and it insulted Hindu beliefs.
Many people alleged that Bollywood has been continuously showing Hinduism in a wrong way.
Many protesting people used abusive language and seeing many of these similar tweets, it seemed that these were being done for trolling purposes and from fake accounts.
Such big controversies have happened before
Earlier, there was a lot of controversy regarding the name of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film as Ram Leela. Due to protests, the name of this film of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh was changed to Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela.
There was a lot of controversy, even violence, regarding another film of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavat. The name of the film was earlier Padmavati which had to be changed later.
There was also a huge controversy over some scenes between Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji in the film which were reportedly later scrapped.
Not only this, there was a controversy over the appearance of Deepika Padukone, who played the role of Rani Padmavati in one of the songs of the film, Ghoomar, after which her waist was covered through special effects.
The opposition to this film had increased so much that before its release, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had to give full-page advertisements in newspapers saying that the sentiments of any community were not hurt in it.