Rang Rasiya starring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen is up for release this week and now the film has landed in legal trouble. This seems to be a trend now-a-days, where films receive legal notices right before its release.

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Rang Rasiya which is based on Ranjit Desai’s novel titled Raja Ravi Verma has now landed up in legal trouble after Raja Ravi Verma’s grand daughter sent the film’s director a legal notice citing misrepresentation and portraying Raja Ravi Varma in an ‘erotic’ and ‘playboy’ manner. The notice also claims the makers of lowering the moral and intellectual character of the painter.

Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen in a a still from movie 'Rang Rasiya'
Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen in a a still from movie ‘Rang Rasiya’

However, the director has maintained that the book is based on the painter’s life as described in the novel. He explained saying that Raja Ravi Verma needs recognition since he is the pioneer and father of Indian art. Considering that he was one who gave the Indian Gods and Godesses their faces, his story needs to be told. Also the film has been ready for over five years and has been showcased at the Trivandrum Film Festival five years back.

In fact, receiving a notice just a week before the film’s release is speaking volumes about the intentions of the complainant.

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