In spite of the honorable Kerala court's order staying the release of Ketan Mehta's long-awaited bio-pic Rang Rasiya on the father of calendar art Raja Ravi Varma, the film is being released on time.
After Varma's grand-daughter objected to the film's content, the court demanded a disclaimer be added before the film's credit titles stating that the film has no connection with the personal life of Raja Ravi Varma.
Says a source close to the film, "The dispatch of all prints of Rang Rasiya was stopped. The following disclaimer has been added, "This film is a dramatized version of the novel "Raja Ravi Varma" by Ranjit Desai and does not claim to be a true story. This film pays homage to Art and Artists and does not intend to malign the image of any person living or dead."
Ketan Mehta is no stranger to his bio-pics getting embroiled in controversies. Mountain Man the bio-pic on Bihar's Dashrath Manjhi who built a road by hand from his village through the rocky mountain was hurdled by the biographical subject's family and by other filmmaker claiming to have filming rights."
Ketan triumphed over those hurdles.