Oct 17 : Dressed in a colorful ghagra- choli, leggy Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone was all set to perform garba on the hit number Nagaada at a daandiya function in Ahmadabad. But she was stopped from entering the venue by the organizers.
The reason? It was because eggs and rotten tomatoes were in store for her, as a group of protesters had gathered at the garba ground to protest against her upcoming film Ram- Leela. Some local groups from Rajasthan and Gujarat have been protesting against the Sanjay Leela Bhansali- directed film starring
Deepika with Ranveer Singh for allegedly showing controversial content and misusing the name of Lord Rama.
The protesting crowd also objected to Deepika and Ranveer’s lip lock. According to the onlookers the group had come prepared with a huge stock of eggs and tomatoes which they had planned to pelt on Deepika and other members of the film. The organizers reportedly smelt a rat and warned Deepak’s manager just before her appearance.
Sources close to Deepika said the protesters, belonging to Jadeja and Rabari communities, were all set to attack the actress as well as the organizers, as they wanted to stress their demand to ban the film.
“A senior member from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s team met the protesters and explained how the so- called offensive portions have been re- dubbed, keeping in mind the sensibilities of various communities,” a source said.”Bhansali had already sent a letter to the protesting community regarding the offensive portions which was related to a particular community from Rajasthan, but the protesters had already made up their mind to cause trouble at the event,” the source added.
However, the matter was later sorted out and Deepika finally went to the ground to dance with her fans, who had to wait for more than two hours. On Tuesday, another peppy romantic number Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun from the film was unveiled online. Sung by Aditya Narayan, the number with wacky lyrics has Deepika and Ranveer making some crazy dance moves.