Now, a Bengali film evokes objections from Hindu outfit; heres why

Now, a Bengali film evokes objections from Hindu outfit; heres why

As Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ awaits release, the Hindu outfits have now begun protesting Bengali film “Rong Beronger Kori” for naming two of the characters after Ramayana deities Ram and Sita.

Film director Ranjan Ghosh, however, has refused to make any changes and termed the protests an attempt to curb his creative freedom.

The activists of the fringe group, Hindu Jagran Manch, held demonstrations outside the local office of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) today and submitted a deputation seeking changes in the names of the characters.

Vivek Singh, the spokesperson for the West Bengal unit of Hindu Jagran Manch, has also written a letter to the Union Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani on the issue.

He has stated that naming the film’s characters after Ram and Sita will hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

Singh told reporters yesterday that he will not give up the fight and may even explore legal options if the Censor Board clears the film without considering the group’s demand.

Ghosh said the film has four separate stories about relationships and there is no mythological connection. In one of the four stories, two characters have been named Ram and Sita.

The BJP’s West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh said the trend of naming film characters after Hindu Gods or revered mythological characters might harm the sentiments of people of the community.

The film has Chiranjit Chakraborty, Rituparna Sengupta, Ritwik Chakraborty and Arunima Ghosh in lead roles.

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