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Anurag Basu gets trolled for Ramleela scene in Ludo; netizens call him ‘Hinduphobic’

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 November 2020, 12:49 IST

Bollywood director Anurag Basu is receiving flak on social media for his recently released film, Ludo. He has been slammed for a Ram leela scene that was filmed on actor Rajkummar Rao.



Ludo is inspired by the popular indoor game, and the director also said previously that gave him a chance to blend different genres to create a comical world.

The dark comedy film of Basu features Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pearle Manney, Pankaj Tripathi, Rohit Saraf, Shalini Vats, Asha Negi, and Inayat Verma.

The film got released on Netflix on November 12.

Meanwhile, a group of people has started trending ‘Hinduphobic Anurag Basu’ on social media, for demeaning the Ramleela scene in the film.


The controversial scene was performed by Rajkummar Rao as Lanka king Ravana’s sister Surpanakha.

In the scene, Rao can be heard saying, “Hey sundar nar, main teri deewani hoon, tum era Bajirao, main teri Mastani hoon.”

Watch the scene:


The scene of the film has been receiving criticism online.

One of the users wrote, “Ramleela is a devotional play for Hindus for their spiritual emotion unto श्री राम Even as the country is getting set to build grand Ram Mandir #Hinduphobic_AnuragBasu has denigrated Ramleela in film #Ludo Would he ever dare to depict such scenes from other religions & walk safely.”

Check out comments wrote by Twitterati:


Earlier, Basu in an interview told PTI, that the idea was to create an absurd, whimsical world and characters. When we started thinking about making a movie, we thought of something that combines four-five genres together, keeps the audience engaged, and makes them laugh.

As per media reports, Anurag Basu along with Bhushan Kumar has decided to make the sequel of Ludo.

Also Read: This is what Sanya Malhotra said about her lovemaking scenes with Aditya Roy Kapur in Ludo

First published: 27 November 2020, 11:57 IST