Ram Gopal Varma was in a very unenviable position recently. There were reports in the media that the filmmaker was badmouthing Abhishek Bachchan’s recent release Dum Maaro Dum by revealing the climax of the film to people via phone messages. This was followed by rumours of Amitabh Bachchan dropping out of RGV’s next film, Department.
Rather than let the rumour mills have their way, Ramu has lashed out against his detractors on Twitter.com, and not very kindly. “…Assuming tht I sent msgs privatley to ppl I know what harm will tht cause to the public perception of the film I want to know…Whether its being dumb or being malicious these kind of journos want to create entertainment at any cost…Nd there’s nothing which entertains all concerned more than to be bitchy about things nd truth be damned,” he tweeted, adding that he hadn’t even seen the film.
About Amitabh Bachchan dropping from the film, he wrote, “Anyway fr whoever wants to know whether we work or not my relation ship with the Bacchans is very sacred fr me nd will remain so forever. I highly respect Mr. Bacchan nd am highly affectionate towards Abhishek nd the reasons fr the changes in ‘Department’ ar nthng but date issues. Am mighty excited bout the role Mr. Bacchan is playing in ‘Department’..he’s playing a gangster turned politician.”
For all we know, Ramu, who has cast Abhishek in films like Sarkar, Sarkar Raj and Naach, has no reason to do something as trivial as sending malicious messages. Also, when asked whether he would like to wish Amitabh Bachchan on his birthday, Ramu had lamented, “I don’t like his (Amitabh Bachchan’s) birthday because that means he’s getting older!”