Ram Gopal Varma attacks Mallya, targets ‘bikini babe’ Deepika Padukone

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2016 14:41 IST
Ram Gopal Varma targeted Bollywood leading actresses like Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif while ranting against Vijay Mallya.

Creating controversy for controversy’s sake is Ram Gopal Varma’s speciality. He crossed the line, once again, while sharing his views on Vijay Mallya and his unpaid debts. Taking an offensive line as usual, he had some suggestions on how Mallya can pay off Rs 9,000 crore that he owes to various Indian banks.

RGV wrote about the man known as King of Good Times and his Kingfisher calendar, “If the money he borrowed is what created properties of his bikini clad girls (sic), wouldn’t they be enough payback for the bankers? Just asking.”

He then went ahead and named leading Bollywood actresses and how they can help in “swaying the bankers”. “And am sure that the bikini beauties of Vijay Mallya were a huge part of the security for the banks and hence the bankers can’t complain. I think Mallya’s calendar girls Deepika Padukone, Nargis Faqri (sic), Esha Gupta, Katrina Kaif etc etc contributed to the bankers being swayed,” he tweeted.

He went on to say, “I think Vijay Mallya should dip into his personal bank and give one bikini beauty each to every bank he owes and square off all his debts.”

Mallya, who is under pressure from banks to repay around Rs 9,000 crore of debt owed by his collapsed Kingfisher Airlines, left India last week despite a ‘look-out circular’ against him. A consortium of 17 state-owned and private banks, led by State Bank of India have alleged that Mallya diverted some Rs 4000 crore of the money he borrowed from them to offshore tax havens like Mauritius and the Cayman Islands.

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