Ram Gopal Varma

  • Case filed against Ram Gopal Varma for 'poking fun at Hindu god Ganesha' September 6, 2014

    A criminal complaint has been filed against film maker Ram Gopal Varma in a Magistrate's court here alleging that he had hurt religious sentiments of people by poking fun at Lord Ganesh with his Twitter comments. The Andheri Magistrate has posted the complaint for hearing on September 30 when he...
  • Ram Gopal Varma opens up about the controversial tweets: It's my nature to express exactly what I feel September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who was embroiled in controversy for his objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh recently, believes in freedom of expression. He says expressing what he feels in a manner he likes, is the way he enjoys being. Varma was Sunday booked under four sections of the Indian Penal...
  • Social activists file case against Ram Gopal Varma following his objectionable tweets on Hindu god Ganesh August 31, 2014

    Pune: Political and social activists Saturday filed police complaints against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his series of objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh, officials said. Sumit Khambekar, chief of the Mumbai unit of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, and social activist Shahzaad Poonawala filed separate complaints against Varma in police stations...
  • Sena to protest against Ram Gopal Varma over his Ganesh Chaturthi tweets August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv sena is likely to hold a protest against Director Ram Gopal Varma in Mumbai on Saturday after he sparked off a controversy with a string of tweets on Ganesh Chaturthi. Varma had questioned the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a...
  • Emraan Hashmi the con man, Randeep Hooda the kidnapper, Aamir Khan the pickpocket: Is Bollywood setting a wrong precedent by glorifying criminals? August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: He walks with a swagger, he often breaks into a jig. Dressed in colourful gaudy clothes, you often find this lout in Bollywood films. He might be selling tickets for "black" outside popular film theatres, or riding the auto-rickshaw on the roads of "Bambai". He might break somebody's...
  • Ram Gopal Varma to auction his next film to distributors, buyers July 30, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has decided to auction his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu action thriller as he aims to revolutionise the existing model of film distribution that treats cinema as a commercial product. Varma confirmed the news via his Facebook page Wednesday. "Yes, I and Vishnu Manchu are going to auction...
  • 'I love Rajinikant's boobs and don't understand why he wants to enhance them through 3D': RGV's tweet sparks anger May 20, 2014

    Ram Gopal Varma is never too far away from controversy, is he? From controversial films to controversial statements, the filmmaker is mostly in new for wrong reasons. Varma, who is been maintaining a low profile of late, irked fans of superstar Rajinikanth recently thanks to a tweet. Varma tweeted, "My prob...
  • 'Revolver Rani' actor Zakir Hussain to work with Amitabh Bachchan in a new TV show April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Zakir Hussain, who plays a politician in the recently released film 'Revolver Rani', is gearing up to work with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a new TV show. The actor will have a prominent role in the fictional show which will be directed by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who...
  • 'Rowdy' RGV's best since 'Sarkar': Vishnu Manchu March 30, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vishnu Manchu, who has teamed up with Ram Gopal Varma for the forthcoming Telugu action-drama "Rowdy", says it will be the filmmaker's best movie since the 2005 release "Sarkar". Vishnu also feels that the film will a befitting reply to critics, who have been complaining about poor quality of...
  • We've integrated the cycle chase theme from 'Shiva' into the main theme of 'Rowdy': Ram Gopal Varma March 29, 2014

    Chennai: The background score of upcoming Telugu action-drama 'Rowdy' will be dedicated to maestro Illayaraja, says director Ram Gopal Varma, who has been a fan of the composer's tunes for several years. Illayaraja worked with RGV on his cinematic debut 'Shiva'. "As a huge fan of this legendary musician, my main interest...
  • Ram Gopal Varma's Telugu directorial 'Rowdy' gets its release date March 19, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's forthcoming Telugu directorial "Rowdy", which was earlier slated to release March 28, will now hit the theatres worldwide April 4. "'Rowdy' will open in several multiplex and single theatres this summer on April 4," read a statement from the film's production house A.V. Pictures. The film features...
  • Working with Ram Gopal Varma a dream come true for Shanvi February 15, 2014

    Chennai: Shanvi Srivastav, who will be seen in an important role in Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming Telugu political drama 'Reddy Garu Poyaru', says it was her dream to work with the ace filmmaker. "To work with him is a dream come true for any actor, not just for me. He chose...
  • 'Satya 2' review: The film has no resemblance to 'Satya' November 9, 2013

    Cast: Puneet Singh Ratn, Anaika Soti, Aradhna Gupta Director: Ram Gopal Varma Cinema has the power to shock you, but Ram Gopal Varma takes that quite literally in 'Satya 2'. In one particularly gruesome scene, a burkha-clad woman wielding an electric drill directs the weapon towards a rapist's crotch, and blood splatters...
  • 'Satya 2' Tweet Review: First day, first show November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Satya', which was released in 1998, changed Ram Gopal Varma's fate in the Hindi film industry. His talent came to the forefront with full force with a film that dared to showcase the gloomy world of crime in a new light. It was one of those rare films...
  • Satya 2: Will it show the Mumbai underworld in a new light? November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A week after the heroism of superhero Krrish on the big screen, gear up to experience the chills and thrills of underworld drama with Ram Gopal Varma's 'Satya 2', which hits screens this Friday. The film was originally scheduled to release on October 25, but it was delayed due...
  • RGV condemns anti-tobacco ads, questions logic behind it November 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Ram Gopal Varma has never been one to zip his lips on controversial matters. Now anti-smoking and anti-tobacco campaigns shown prior to films' screenings in theatres have caught his interest and the filmmaker questions the logic behind them. "People want to forget problems for two hours when they come to...
  • RGV: Comparisons between 'Satya', 'Satya 2' are inevitable November 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's 'Satya 2', touted to be his last underworld-based movie, is set for Friday release and he confesses that he can't escape the film's comparison with 'Satya', one of his best works. "Comparisons are inevitable, you can't escape comparisons. But once the audience enters the theatre and...
  • Radikaa Sarathkumar returns to Telugu films after a decade October 29, 2013

    Chennai: Actress Radikaa Sarathkumar, known for her memorable performances in Telugu films such as 'Swati Mutyam' and 'Swati Kiranam', is returning to the industry after a decade with romantic-drama 'Undile Manchi Kaalam Mundu Munduna' (UMKMM). Radikaa's last Telugu outing was Ram Gopal Varma-directed 'Prema Katha' (1999), which earned her the Nandi...
  • Ram Gopal Varma watches pirated version of 'Waar', apologises on Twitter October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma recently praised Pakistani movie 'Waar', but confessed that he saw it on pirated DVD. "For those asking how I got to see 'Waar', I must confess and apologize that I saw pirated (DVD) as I was unable to resist after hearing about it from many...
  • Is Aradhana Gupta's item song in 'Satya 2' the raunchiest ever? October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The release of director Ram Gopal Varma's forthcoming Telugu film 'Satya 2' has been delayed. It will now hit the screens on November 8, but one item song from the film is keeping it in the news. Varma's film has an item song featuring Aradhna Gupta, which is...
  • 'Satya 2' delayed due to issues between producer, director October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: In light of the recent delay in the release date of 'Satya 2', Ram Gopal Varma has confirmed that it was due to some issues between the filmmaker's team and one of the film's producers, Arun Sharma of L.R. Active. Varma took to Twitter to clarify this delay. "Media wrongly...
  • Ram Gopal Varma gets police security after receiving threats October 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Police security have been provided at the office and residence of Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma after he received a threat, the police said in Mumbai on Friday. However, the police chose to remain silent about details like who threatened him and what sort of threat was issued to him. "On...
  • Satya 2: Ram Gopal Varma's film to be released on November 8 October 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Ram Gopal Varma's 'Satya 2', which was scheduled to release on Friday, will now come out on November 8. The release date has been shifted due to some issues which have cropped up between the filmmaker and one of the producers of the film, Arun Sharma. Varma has reportedly been...
  • RGV credits Amitabh Bachchan for his entry into films October 22, 2013

    Mumbai: After barbs, megastar Amitabh Bachchan received praise from filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) who credited Big B for his entry into filmdom. Big B and RGV worked together in films like 'Sarkar', 'Sarkar Raj', 'Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag', 'Department' and 'Nishabd'. But relations between the two soured when RGV posted...
  • No pinch for RGV in my heart: Amitabh Bachchan October 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan attended a party organised by Ram Gopal Varma for 'Satya 2', and said he has no problem with the filmmaker. The duo has worked together in films like 'Sarkar', 'Sarkar Raj', 'Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag' and 'Department'. Problems reportedly emerged between them following Varma's abusive tweets...
  • Established actors come with baggage: RGV October 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has roped in fresh faces for his film 'Satya 2', says it's easy to work with newcomers as established actors often come with baggage. 'Satya 2' features newcomers Puneet Singh, Anaika Soti and Aradhna. It is releasing Oct 25. "It's easy to work with newcomers because...
  • Established actors come with baggage: Ram Gopal Varma October 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has roped in fresh faces for his film 'Satya 2', says it's easy to work with newcomers as established actors often come with baggage. 'Satya 2' features newcomers Puneet Singh, Anaika Soti and Aradhna. It is releasing Oct 25. "It's easy to work with newcomers because...
  • Ram Gopal Varma unveils 'The Godfather' theme song inspired track October 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has unveiled the song for his next project 'Satya 2' and says that the track has been inspired by Hollywood film theme song of 'The Godfather'. RGV Film Factory published the video Monday on YouTube with a note that reads: "Right in the beginning of 'Sarkar'...