Ramu's upcoming project
is turning out to be a risky venture - not for the financers but for the filmmaker. The film revolves around a slain Naxalite's leader - Paritala Ravi, played by Vivek Oberoi.
Reportedly the director is receiving death threats from the family of Ubala Reddy, opponent of Paritala Ravi.
The director has also been sent a legal notice by Reddy's family for negative depiction of his character. Buzz is that Ramu is getting anonymous death threats over the issue.
A source revealed to Mumbai Mirror, "Ubala's family and some of his followers have threatend Ramu's life for the negative portrayal of Ubala's character. Ramu will now talk to the Andhra Pradesh police." Reddy was killed in Hyderabad in 1999.Ram Gopal Varma confirmed the threat news to the tabloid, "Yes they have put a legal notice and I am getting threatening calls and messages through various people. They are not happy with the way he has been portrayed in the film. He had many criminal cases against him before he was killed in 1999. I will speak to the AP police at an appropriate time."