Makers of Pratik Gandhi starrer film Bhavai have released an official statement amid the ongoing backlash over the movie’s original title. Makers earlier changed the movie’s title to Bhavai when they received a legal defamation suit for the previous title Raavan Leela. Now they have released a statement on social media, apologized for hurting religious sentiments.
Pen Movies released the official statement on their Twitter handle. They revealed that they have removed the dialogues from the Film to respect the sentiments of the viewers. Makers of the Film post the statement with the caption, “We trust this clarifies all the misrepresentations, doubts, and misgivings regarding our film #Bhavai! See you in THEATRES on Oct 1. Watch the Film with your friends and family!
A statement shared by Pen Movies read, “Our Film Bhavai is a fictional love story of two individuals, Raja Ram Joshi (Pratik Gandhi) and Rani (Aindrita Ray) working in a drama company and how their life changes off stage. The film promo was released under the title Raavan Leela, as the protagonist is a drama actor who plays the role of Raavan in the drama. With due respect to the concerns regarding the title of the promo and dialogue in the promo, we wish to clarify that the dialogue and the above title ‘Raavan Leela’ is not part of the Film and has been removed from the promo as well respecting the sentiments of our viewers.”
They further added, “We have the highest regard for Hindu culture and the Ramayana. The Film and/or any portion thereof does not hurt any religious sentiments or religious beliefs. The Film Bhavai has been approved and passed by the Censor Board of Film Certification under the ‘U’ category. We trust that this clarifies and sets at rest all apprehensions, misrepresentations, doubts, and misgivings regarding our Film Bhavai in various media, including digital media.” The Film Bhavai will release in theatres on Oct 1.
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