Pratik Gandhi starrer ‘Bhavai’ producers release a clarification statement after being trolled; says ‘The film does not hurt any religious sentiments’ – Times of India


‘Scam 1992’ actor Pratik Gandhi is all set to be seen in a Bollywood film titled ‘Bhavai’. His film was recently trolled for allegedly showing the love story between the mythological characters Sita and Ravan. After the makers recently changed its title, they have now released a clarification statement.

The statement was shared by Pen Movies. They revealed that they have removed the dialogue from the film to respect the sentiments of the viewers. The statement 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 a 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.”

The statement further read, “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.”

Sharing the statement on their official Twitter handle, Pen Movies wrote, “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!”

Earlier, Pratik spoke about the title change to PTI. He had said, “We aren’t showing any interpretation of Ram or Ravan in the film. The film is not at all about it. That’s why the team thought that if sentiments of a certain section of the society are hurt, we don’t mind changing the name if that satisfies them. But I’m sure that’s not the answer to the broader question. We changed the name, but will that solve anything?”

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