Hey Ram (2000) drew the ire of the Congress for its depiction of Mahatma Gandhi. Party workers rampaged theatres and even staged dharnas at Calcutta, Varanasi, Nagpur, Indore, Bhopal and Jaipur among other places.
Despite the ruckus, the film went on to be chosen as India's official entry to the Oscars under the Best Foreign Film category.
Kamal vs. Controversy: 5-3