RGV slams Mahesh Babu for supporting Jallikattu while overlooking problems of Andhra Pradesh
Even as the protests against the ban on Jallikattu calm down, filmmaker Ram gopal Varma took to Twitter to slam star Mahesh Babu for supporting the Tamil festival and not talking about granting of special status to Andhra Pradesh.regional movies Updated: Jan 27, 2017 13:05 IST
Ram Gopal Varma is back to it again. This time, the filmmaker, known for his fiery (read controversial) rants on Twitter, has taken on Telugu super star Mahesh Babu for supporting Jallikattu. In a series of tweets he posted on his time line on Thursday, RGV also questioned the actor for not talking about granting of special status to Andhra Pradesh.
He tweeted on Thursday: “Why @urstrulyMahesh supporting some Tamil festival culture more than survival problems of AP?”
Shocked @urstrulyMahesh is more bothered about dubbing market people than survival problems of actual people who made him super star— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 25, 2017
The Satya-fame director also praised Pawan Kalyan while slamming Mahesh. “Becos he’s not as caring as @PawanKalyan? Shocked @urstrulyMahesh is more bothered about dubbing market people than survival problems of actual people who made him super star. If @urstrulyMahesh fans don’t tell him to back @PawanKalyan ‘s fight for AP’s struggle they also are as big traitors of AP as him. Other heroes fight only filmy police n filmy politicians but @PawanKalyan is fighting real villains like real police n real politicians,” RGV added.
Any celebrity if they don't immidiatley don't join @PawanKalyan in his fight for the people's problems they are criminal traitors of AP— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 25, 2017
Interestingly, Pawan had also supported the pro-Jallikattu movement. “If ban on Jallikattu was imposed only on the pretext of cruelty towards animals, how can the government justify the killing of thousands of cows, calves and buffaloes to produce and export 2.4 million tonnes of beef every year?” tweeted Pawan Kalyan, who also heads a regional party Jana Sena.
On Friday, RGV also asked Pawan Kalyan to be little more involved.
Why is @PawanKalyan still only tweeting from far ..When is he coming to battlefield ? How can a war be won without the king leading it?— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 26, 2017
The filmmaker asked the actor to join the fight from the ground, instead of simply tweeting about it.
A true warrior instead of with a phone from a safe distance will be with a sword in the middle of the field— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 26, 2017
Very disappointed that he stayed away after inspiring and exciting ..if he came it would have been a hit instead of failing so badly— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 26, 2017
Though it completley failed today am sure @PawanKalyan will tell some master plan tmrw how to make it super hit— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 26, 2017
Pawan has announced a press conference over the issue on Friday.
#APDemandsSpecialStatus— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) January 26, 2017
I will call for a press meet tomorrow morning, between 9-10am
In December, Mahesh Babu, had said Jallikattu reflected the spirit of Tamil Nadu -- bold and fearless. “Proud to see such a statement of unity among Tamilians for something that they truly believe in. Especially admire the way the students of Tamil Nadu have been standing up for the cause, relentlessly fighting for their roots and culture,” he tweeted.
Proud to see such a statement of unity among Tamilians for something that they truly believe in.— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) January 19, 2017
Especially admire the way the students of Tamil Nadu have been standing up for the cause, relentlessly fighting for their roots and culture.— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) January 19, 2017
He even drew a link between Jallikattu and cockfights, a popular sport in rural Andhra Pradesh that has been banned. “In fact, cockfights have deep religious significance associated with Lord Kukkuteshwara (a form of Shiva) and they are the cultural identity of Andhra,” he said.
Tamil superstar Rajnikanth also joined the protesters in Chennai on Friday. Celebrities like Kamal Haasan, AR Rahman and Viswanathan Anand, too, have spoke in support of Jallikattu.
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