RGV Was My First Oscar Say MM Keeravani

Ram Gopal Varma, a once-revered director who has lost favor due to his insensitive remarks and politically motivated films, has been disavowed by some of his former stars and assistants. However, the legendary composer MM Keeravani still supports him.

Keeravani recently shocked Varma by revealing that the Oscar he won for Naatu Naatu was actually his second, as he considers his first Oscar to be the opportunity Varma gave him by picking him up as a music composer for the film Kshana Kshanam. Keeravani credits Varma for discovering his talent, as he was rejected by over 50 filmmakers and producers before Varma gave him his first break. Despite Varma’s current controversies, there is no denying his talent for spotting potential in others.