Ram Gopal Varma is one of the most controversial celebrities and often hits the headlines for his controversies more than his work. The senior director has received backlash from BJP party after his controversial comments on NDA’s Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu.
Telangana BJP leaders Gudur Narayana Reddy and T Nandeshwar Goud filed a complaint against Varma at the Abids police station in Hyderabad, accusing him of disrespecting the SC and ST community.
“If DRAUPADI is the PRESIDENT who are the PANDAVAS? And more importantly, who are the KAURAVAS?” Ram Gopal Varma tweeted.
BJP said the filmmaker has made derogatory remarks against Murmu, who is the candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the upcoming presidential polls.
“This tweet is tantamount to disrespecting the SC and ST people. Here, he calls ‘Draupadi’ the President. If he would have only mentioned Droupadi, Pandavas, and Kauravas, we would have had no objections. We, the BJP workers, are hurt at such comments from RGV,” G Narayan Reddy told.
The BJP leader requested the police to register a case under the SC/ST Atrocities Act and demanded severe punishment for the director. Hyderabad Police said they would take necessary action after seeking legal opinion.