Laxmmi Bomb to Ramleela: Controversial movie titles
First Published 21, Oct 2020, 2:20 PM
Ahead of Laxmmi Bomb's release let's take a look at some movies titles that landed in controversies.
Laxmmi Bomb starring Kiara Advani and Akshay Kumar has landed in controversy ahead of its release as the Hindu Sena has raised objection at the tite of the movie. Well, it is not the first time any movie's title was protested or changed, Lets take a look at some movies who titles were either changed or rectified.
Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Raam-Leela
It was one of the most successful films of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's career. The film was in trouble as six petitioners filed a suit against the title, claiming the original title 'Ram-Leela' hurt the sentiments of Hindus. Prabhu Samaj Dharmik Raam Leela Committee was one of the petitioners and the Delhi district court had almost banned the film. Just 48 hours before the release, the title was changed to 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela'
The title of the movie did not go well with Hindu Sena. The Sena had written a letter to Information and Broadcast Minister Prakash Javedkar to take appropriate action against promoters and cast of Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani's Laxmmi Bomb. The Sena claims that the film is making a mockery of Hindu goddess Laxmi's name.
Sridevi slapped a legal notice on filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma for using his name in the title.TOI reports says, "RGV changed the title's name Savitri to Sridevi". There was no official explanation from RGV's side. Later amid the legal notice sending process, RGV posted on his FB page, it is apprehended in the legal notice that the film is based on the crush he personally had for Sridevi in his college years. He clarified that the film is about a 25-year-old woman, she doesn't play any actress,. He also said that there is a huge age gap between the boy and woman in the film Sridevi, which is not the case with me and real Sridevi.
Sonakshi Sinha and Shahid Kapoor were starred in R...Rajkumar. The movie was earlier called Rambo Rajkumar, taking inspiration from Hollywood. The film title did not go well with the makers of the Rambo series starring Sylvester Stallone. They claimed that they have copyrighted the name. Hence the name was changed to R...Rajkumar.
Judgementall Hai Kya
Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao starrer film's previous title was 'Mental Hain Kya'. Indian Psychiatric Society wrote a letter to the censor board and objected to this title saying it was discriminative, degrading, and inhuman in projecting mental disorders and a person who suffer from mental disorders."
Shah Rukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, and Lara Dutta starrer Billu Barber landed in controversy when the barber community felt their sentiments are being hurt. Though the Censor board had cleared the film. SRK also stated that there is nothing offensive about the work barber. The Salon and Hairdresser Union had protested against the film. SRK was okay to change the name of the film.