Director Ram Gopal Varma was in the spotlight when he came in support of actress Rhea Chakraborty while she was accused for actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The filmmaker in conversation with ETimes, spoke about social media trolls, his plans to make a film based on SSR's death case, his upcoming projects and adapting to COVID-19 situation. Speaking about Rhea and the way she was targeted on social media, he shared that people just use the platform to vent out their anger and then just forget about it.
He said, “As far as social media is concerned, I don’t know what happened to the Sushant Singh Rajput case, I think people have forgotten. I don’t know what happened to Rhea Chakraborty too. I think social media has become a circus. They make a lot of noise and then forget.” Also when quizzed will he make a film based on SSR’s death case that shed light on the political connection and drug nexus being exposed during the investigation.
He replied, “It might, or it might not. There are so many things to choose from, on a relative level, for me, at least. I think I might even take it up.”
Meanwhile, there have been times when RGV was slammed for giving out his opinions that had left many women groups upset. Responding to it, he shared that everyone has issues with everything and Twitter has become one of the platforms to vent it out. He says, “I think everyone has a problem with everyone and everything going on in the world, and they just let it out on social media. I feel that a platform like Twitter is just a platform for barking dogs. I don’t think anything comes out of it.” ALSO READ: Thalaivi Trailer: Ram Gopal Varma Apologises And Heaps Praises On Kangana Ranaut; Says ‘No Other Actress In The World Has Ever Had Your Versatility’
Commenting on SSR’s death case that saw a lot of happening on social media with his fans supporting his family and asking for justice, he said, “I have no idea what social media finally amounts to, like, for example, what happened to the follow-up on the Sushant case?”
Also speaking about social media, he shares he doesn’t bother about people as he uses social media to just express his opinion. “As far as I am concerned, I just upload whatever I have to say and never read the comments. I just want to express my opinion; I don’t care what people have to say, because I am an expert in my opinion which is based on what I think. I don’t have time to think about people, who have time to think about me,” says the filmmaker. ALSO READ: 'D COMPANY is the ASLI MUMBAI SAGA,' Ram Gopal Varma Takes On Sanjay Gupta's John Abraham And Emraan Hashmi Starrer - EXCLUSIVE
Speaking about adapting to COVID-19 situation he said, “I have adapted to the Covid-19 situation well, and everything is fine”. The filmmaker after his last Bollywood release Sarkar 3 in 2017 has been working extensively on films in the regional film industry.
He shared, “In 2017, I released ‘Sarkar 3’. During the years 2018 and 2019, I was making a couple of Telugu films along with a huge martial arts film, which is an Indo-Chinese production, called ‘Enter The Girl Dragon’. By the time we got that started and had a couple of days of shoot left, the Covid-19 lockdown happened. But, I was able to finish that film and it will be released shortly. Apart from ‘D-Company’, in the next one month, I have another martial arts film and I am working on another one called ‘Demons’ that will also release in the next few months. So, I have been active, it’s just that I have not been releasing any of them because of the Covid situation.” ALSO READ: Clash Of The Dawoods: Farhan Akhtar And Ram Gopal Varma Are Making Films On The Dreaded Gangster, RGV Says, ‘May The Best Man Win’ - EXCLUSIVE
On the concluding note, he was quizzed about reuniting with his favourite stars such as Amitabh Bachchan and Urmila Matondkar, replying to it he shared there are no such plans in the pipeline, also if any script that comes his way, has role perfectly suiting these actors, he will definitely approach them.
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