Sparking yet another controversy is Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma.
Sparking yet another controversy is Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma. This time he has enraged people with his proposal to make a biopic on former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N T Rama Rao who was the founder of Telugu Desam Party (TDP). But that is not the reason that has raised the hackles of NTR associates. The theme which Varma has proposed is what has caused the commotion. Varma reportedly plans to make the biopic titled Lakshmi’s NTR – Lakshmi, was NTR’s partner before he passed away in 1996, Indian Express reports. Though it is rumoured that both NTR and Laksmi were married, the former’s family members deny acknowledging her as his second wife.
The proposed film which has fueled matters to this extent is allegedly about Lakshmi Parvathi’s influence on NTR and his last days. The story rather than focusing on his political career highlights his relationship with Lakshmi. In a tweet, he said that the movie will reveal the real truth behind the true lies of those who punched his (NTR’s) stomach and stabbed his back’’. TDP men are enraged at this and claimed that Varma was doing this at the behest of opposition YSR Congress Party. TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and current Andhra CM is the son in law of NTR.
TDP MLC B Rajendra Prasad warned RGV about his proposed venture and said, “RGV will not be able to move around freely unless he drops the idea of this film. He must discuss with and get Chandrababu Naidu’s permission if he has to make the film at all.” TDP Parliamentarian claimed that Lakshmi Parvathy who joined Congress “encouraged RGV to make the film by giving her version of truth in NTR’s life towards the end…as an attempt to defame TDP leaders, especially the chief minister”, Indian Express reported. This is not the first time RGV has been caught in trouble regarding his projects. Earlier he was caught in controversy following his film on murdered Kapu leader and Congress MLA Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga Rao. Rao’s family had moved court but the film was released in December.