Sonam Kapoor takes a dig on Ram Gopal Varma for his Twitter rant against Tiger Shroff
Days before his rather objectionable International Women's Day tweet, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma had also unleashed a Twitter rant on actor Tiger Shroff on the latter's birthday when he dubbed him as effeminate and asked him to learn 'machoism' from his father Jackie Shroff.
Now, Hindustan Times reports that Sonam Kapoor has taken a potshot at Varma for his comments on Tiger. She said that Tiger's family should be happy that Varma does not like the young actor as everyone whom he has not liked has made it big in the Hindi film industry.
She also stated that she is impressed by how dignified and gentlemanly Tiger is whenever she meets him. She lauded his performance in his debut film, Sabbir Khan's action entertainer Heropanti and his dance performance at a recent award function.
Interestingly, Sonam's father Anil Kapoor has been a long-time collaborator of Jackie as they have shared the screen space in nearly a dozen films, including Subhash Ghai's 1989 film Ram Lakhan, Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 1994 romantic drama 1942: A Love Story, Satish Kaushik's 1993 film Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja and most recently, Sanjay Gupta's 2013 crime drama Shootout at Wadala.
Tiger's mother and former film producer Ayesha Shroff had also reacted sharply to Varma's comments on her son.
Bollywood Life quotes her as saying, "I was taken aback at the nastiness of his (Ramu’s) rant. It didn’t upset Tiger one bit. I don’t understand what the whole rant was about in the first place. What triggered it off? We have nothing to say about Ramu. But I would like to add this — I don’t understand why we still loosely use these outdated terms like ‘gay’ for defining somebody’s style. The world has evolved so much and everybody has their own individual, personal and artistic expressions. To me, a real man is one who knows how to treat a woman with respect and I have two in my life — Jackie and Tiger.”