Dhanush to Ram Charan Tej: Bollywood goes South
Buddists in the state have let out the war cry against in Ram Charan Tej’s Racha owing to a song sequence in the film that they termed as obscene. Tamannah and Ram Charan dance to the iconic song of the 90s, Vana Vana Velluvaya, in front of an idol of the Lord Buddha in the film. A remake of a number of Charan’s dad’s 90s blockbuster, Gang Leader, the song is the USP of Racha.
“Lord Buddha stands for peace and represents India’s culture in many other countries. We are hurt by the dance number where they performed with everything ‘open’ in front of Lord Buddha. It’s an insult to Lord Buddha, Buddhism and its followers. We are all condemning it. These scenes should be removed before the movie is released,” said a member of the governing body of the All India Lay Buddhist Organisation, K.V. Ramana.
He added that they will launch an agitation bringing all other Buddhist organisations onto one platform demanding that the makers or the Censor Board cut the scenes from the movie and he also threatened to move the courts if the film is released with the controversial scenes. Some posters of the movie were also burnt by agitators who also wrote to the Chief Minister, home minister about their grievances. These objections come after a leg injury delayed the shooting of Racha, which, Cherry hopes, will be a comeback vehicle following the debacle of his earlier film Orange.