Ram Gopal Varma has deliberately and knowingly raised an uproar once again with his Women’s Day tweet which said, “I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives.” Now RGV has a number of police complaints lodged against. One MLA from Maharashtra Dr Jeetendra Awhad has threatened to take the law into his own hands by landing up at RGV’s doorstep.
RGV remains calm and is enjoying every bit of the furore. “I gave the MLA my address. Now I am waiting for him to arrive and teach me a lesson. Funnily enough, the tweet offended so many holier-than-thou elements. But it didn’t offend Sunny Leone at all. The same thing had happened when I had tweeted supposedly objectionable stuff on Mr. Bachchan. The man did not say a word, but people on twitter thought it was blasphemy. Let me remind them that was between Mr. Bachchan and me. This concerns Sunny Leone and me, no one else. For all those who chose to get offended on her behalf. I’ve just one thing to say: too bad. Blasphemy is not against the law.”
RGV admits he enjoys ruffling feathers and shaking up the status quo. “The most severe reactions came when I tweeted about Lord Ganpati. There were people issuing death threats against me. I wasn’t scared then. I am not scared now. I do this for fun. I have a thick skin and a sense of humour. The touchy twitter types should cultivate both. You need it to survive in today’s day and age.”
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