Ram Gopal Varma has done it again. Only this time, he is not ducking critics spewing fire for the kind of films he makes. The Satya-fame director unleashed an unnecessary controversy on Friday when he tweeted: "Happy Ganpathi to morons".
"The guy who couldn't save his own head from being cut , how he will save others heads is my question? But Happy Ganpathi day to morons!" RGV tweeted.
He even questioned why Lord Ganesha should be worshipped. "What did Ganesha do that his brother kumara dint do so that only Ganesha became god? Is it becos Kumara dint get head cut off like Ganesha?" one of his tweets read.
Interestingly, the filmmaker was also quick to apologise. He wrote, "All tweets I put on Ganesha were in my usual manner but unintended by me to hurt anyone's sentiments...but if they did I sincerely apologize."
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"Can someone explain how someone can cut off a child's head who was just trying to protect his mother's modesty? Am sure devotees know better...Can someone tell me if today is the day Ganesha was originally born or is it the day his dad cut his head off? Does Lord Ganesha eat with his hands or his trunk? Does Lord Ganesha eat much more than other Gods? My doubt is becos all the other Gods are either trim or muscular," another tweet from him read.
The filmmaker even commented on the appareance of Ganesha. "Did Lord Ganesha have a paunch in his childhood too or did it develop in the recovery time of the elephant head operation? I have an innocent question...can someone please tell me how a Lord who couldn't save his own head will save others heads? "
In a few other Tweets, he went on to question the idea of worshipping a greater power, "I would really love to know from Lord Ganesha's devotees a list of what obstacles he removed in all the years they prayed to him." Also read: Chennai Express is a better film than Mughal-e-Azam, says RGV
Taking a potshot at the fact that his films have been flopping over the years, he tweeted: "I think my films are flopping only becos of my attitude towards Gods. ..I wish I can become a devotee..I would very much like to be educated on my queries on Ganesha by esteemed experts on the matter."
In the midst of all his queries and doubts, Varma also wrote, "All concerned pls undrstand tht my questions nd observations on Ganesha are coming from both my innocence nd ignorance on the subject matter."