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Ram Gopal Varma, the man who is celebrating his 'deathday'

Trust filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma to do whatever it takes to be in news. No, we are not actually accusing him for being desperate for eyeballs. But his latest 'stunt' (sane people could also call it a rant) on his birthday, is definitely being... well, desperate.

bollywood Updated: Apr 07, 2015 15:23 IST
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Ram Gopal Varma

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Trust filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma to do whatever it takes to be in news. No, we are not actually accusing him for being desperate for eyeballs. But his latest 'stunt' (sane people could also call it a rant) on his birthday, is definitely being... well, desperate.



RGV, whose last film worth remembering was Rakta Charitra (2010), took to Twitter early on Tuesday to berate on how worthless birthdays are. Without even trying to decipher what he meant, this is what his Tweets said, "I am dead since long nd for the sins I commited I don't think I will ever be reincarnated..so don't waste time by wishing me many returns."





Not surprising then that Varma's done a complete 13-minute video that serves the same purpose: He spoke to Saakshi channel about his "Deathday on the occassion" of his birthday.



The video begins with the host wishing RGV a "happy birthday", only to unleash the filmmaker on a long monolgue: "I am allergic to someone saying 'happy birthday'". He then complains on how a person does nothing for his/her own birth and how birthdays actually mark deaths!





He later tweeted, "Neither the best wishes of my well wishers will make my birthday better nor the curses of my haters will make it worse. My so called Happy Birthday is being made a vey Unhappy Birthday by inundating it with fake and reasonless luv. I any day prefer the hate."





Well, that's RGV. There is simply so much of sense in his words that mere mortals like you and me will never like or understand it. So, here's wishing... er, saying Happy Birthday RGV!

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