Veerappan was planning to kidnap Rajinikanth: Ram Gopal Varma

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 17, 2016 14:42 IST
Sandeep Bhardwaj plays Veerappan in RGV’s film. (YouTube)

Director Ram Gopal Varma is going on an overdrive promoting his film Veerappan, which releases on May 27. In a startling revelation to TOI, a source close to RGV has claimed that the sandalwood smuggler was planning to kidnap Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in the same way he kidnapped another Kannada film star, Dr Raj Kumar from his farmhouse on July 30, 2000.

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In a series of tweets on Tuesday, RGV claimed that Veerappan considered himself to be more famous than Rajinikanth, and even wanted a film made on him as part of his ransom. The tweets further reveal that Veerappan wanted the film to be much bigger in scale than Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen, based on Phoolan Devi.

In other tweets, RGV also talked about the magnitude of Veerappan’s crimes.

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