Infamous for his foot-in-mouth remarks, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, 49, is now facing ire for his Monday-morning comments on eye donation. “I wil never donate my eyes becos I have a suspicion that people who ar born blind ar the ones who donated their eyes in their last birth (sic),” he posted on his Twitter page, turning his followers livid.
“Earning respect is very hard nd loosing them can take a couple of minutes best example is #RGV (sic),” posted rajinesh_rao. Sampath Kumar wrote, “plz dont post such posts RGV it may discourage ur fans and lead to lack of goodness in people’s thinking (sic).” S Kumar, a fan, was heartbroken at the post. “I pity that the person I like is so superstitious,” he wrote. Another comment by SM95 read, “Has the guy lost it completely? I want to claw out his eyes anyway!”
RGV then shot back, saying: “The meaning of what I say depends upon your capacity to understand it.”Delhi’s Blind Relief Association is also disturbed at what, according to them, is an insensitive remark. "This is crazy! The remark will hurt any visually-challenged person’s sentiments. It shows ignorance — it’s unfortunate that he said that," says the association’s executive secretary, KC Pandey.
Just last month, the filmmaker drew flak for questioning Lord Rama’s powers. “If there were no arrows I really wonder how good Ram will be in a fist fight (sic),” he had tweeted.