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Rann does not show media in bad light: RGV

Ram Gopal Varma avers that Rann exposes true colours of media but does not portray it in bad light. "I expose the media by showing its true colours...the pressures, problems and complexities in running a 24 hour news channel," says the director.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2010 19:36 IST

RGVRam Gopal Varma's Rann exposes the true colours of media but does not portray it in bad light.

Director RGV, as he is known says that his latest venture is not about media-bashing because it is not a singular entity, but a system. "I expose the media by showing its true colours...the pressures, problems and complexities in running a 24 hour news channel," Varma told reporters.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who portrays Vijay Harshvardhan Malik, a media baron, says Rann does not portray the media in bad light. "It also not preachy of what the media should or should not do. After all it's a fictional story where there is poetic justice," he said.

He felt there is clarity and transperancy in the media to correct lacuna if any within the system. Speaking about his character, Bachchan said Media is about business but also about conscience.

"The film highlights the dilemma of the protagonist on striking a balance between the two," he said. "There was a news report whether or not the cameraman who shot visuals of the injured policeman and ministers passing by could have saved the dying man rather than just shooting the visuals.