RGV in censor trouble over 'Mahabharat'
After spoofing the national anthem in Rann, controversy's favourite child Ram Gopal Varma has invited trouble again by quoting from Mahabharat on Rakht Charitra's posters. The film's catch line reads...bollywood Updated: Oct 14, 2010 16:06 IST
After spoofing the national anthem in Rann, controversy's favourite child Ram Gopal Varma has invited trouble again by quoting from Mahabharat on Rakht Charitra's posters.
The censor board in Hyderabad has objected to a ‘quote’ used from the epic - 'Revenge is the purest emotion’ and has asked the producers of the film to remove the reference, reports Mumbai Mirror.
A source tells the tabloid, "The censor board told them that there is no proof that the quote in question, 'Revenge is the purest emotion', is indeed from the Mahabharata. They have asked for it to be removed. However, all the poster designs have already been made and distributed. Now, the producers have no option but to change each one of them, which involves a huge cost."
Producer of the film Sheetal Talwar confirms to the tabloid, “Yes, they have asked us to remove it. We believe that the sentiments of the people are important and if this hurts them then we will remove it.”
Ramu and controversies
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag: Ram Gopal Varma had to change his film's title from Ram Gopal Varma Ke Sholay to Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag after the Delhi High Court ordered the name change.
Rann: Ramu spoofed National Anthem in Jan Gan Rann, but later had to change the song to get Censor Board's approval.
Rakht Charitra: Ram Gopal Varma received death threats for the film which is said to be based on the real life story of former minister Paritala Ravi.
Darling: Esha Deol sued Ram Gopal Varma for non-payment of dues.
God and sex: If you think these controversies are enough, Ramu has announced a film based on Nityanand Swami sex scandal.
First Published: Oct 14, 2010 13:18 IST