The screening was attended by the film's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB) and his leading lady Deepika Padukone. She flew into Marrackech on Friday afternoon just in time for the screening and flew out again on Saturday night.
Deepika wowed the foreign press who were curious to know how she approached the role of the Indian Juliet.
Speaking from Marrakech right after two screenings of Ram-Leela, SLB said, "What took me aback was how well-informed the foreign press was about Indian cinema and Ram-Leela. They knew all about the film's genesis and the protests that accompanied its release. Attending this festival has been an eye-opening experience for me. No film of mine has been so warmly received. I feel I've come home."
Back home, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela continues to go great guns (pun intended). All the films released post SLB's film- Punit Malhotra's Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Anil Sharma's Singh Saab The Great and Tigmanshu Dhulia's <.i>Bullett Raja – have under-performed at the box-office, leaving the cost clear for the desi Romeo & Juliet to have an uninterrupted run at the box-office.