February 11, 2024Republic Entertainment Desk

Ram Leela, OMG, Neerja: Bollywood Films That Courted Legal Controversy

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Ras Leela Ram Leela, faced a lawsuit from six petitioners alleging hurt over the usage of the term Ram Leela. The film's title was expanded 48 hours post release.

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OMG was served a legal notice that originated in the city of Ajmer, owing to the film's premise hurting people's religious sentiments.

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Neerja has arguably been Sonam Kapoor's most celebrated film. However, the makers of the film were slapped with a legal notice by Neerja Bhanot's family over profits of the film not being shared.

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Clean Slate Films was slapped with a legal notice over Phillauri by a Bhojpuri film producer, alleging copyright infringement. The move backfired when he had to pay the courts a fine of 5 lakhs.

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The Jackky Bhagnani starrer Youngistaan ran into legal trouble over its name -which was claimed to be under the copyright of a popular cola company. A settlement was eventually reached.

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Legal drama Jolly LLB 2, starring Akshay Kumar, was served a legal notice filed by lawyer Ajay Kumar Waghmare. The real-life lawyer alleged that the film portrayed the Indian judiciary in a bad light.

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The Dirty Picture, which cinematised the life of Silk Smitha, was served a legal notice by Smitha's brother V Naga Vara Prasad alleging that Ekta Kapoor had not sought the family's permission.

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