Ram Gopal Varma lauds Aamir Khan in Dangal; claims Salman and Shah Rukh Khan 'dumb down' viewers

FP Staff

Dec 29, 2016 11:39:11 IST

Nitesh Tiwari's Dangal has evoked an emotional response from several quarters. However, Aamir has received complements from an unlikely figure in filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma.

Varma has admitted that he has not been on on cordial terms with Aamir ever since they collaborated on the 1995 romantic drama Rangeela. However, Varma is all praise for the actor after watching Dangal in which Aamir plays the role of Mahavir Phogat, a former professional wrestler from Haryana who trains his daughters to wrestle after he fails to represent India in the Olympics.

Varma has lauded the blood and sweat that Aamir has invested in the film.

Varma took to Twitter to not only appreciate Aamir and Dangal but also to lash out at the other two Khans - Shah Rukh and Salman for 'dumbing down' the audience. He considers Dangal an intelligent film and applauds Aamir for not discounting the intelligence of his audience, unlike the other two Khans who have offered a host of commercial potboilers at the box office recently.

Ram Gopal Varma lauds Aamir Khan in Dangal; claims Salman and Shah Rukh Khan dumb down viewers

Ram Gopal Varma. Image from Twitter.

The reason behind Varma's rant could be the result of a multiple factors. He could have got overwhelmed by the emotional quotient of Dangal that he just unleashed on the other two Khans on Twitter as a knee-jerk response. Another factor could be the fact that he has worked with Aamir in the past and not the other two, barring the 1998 romantic thriller Dil Se starring Shah Rukh which was co-produced by Varma.

Another reason, the most obvious, could be his brutally outspoken nature which has often landed him in trouble with a lot of film personalities over the years. He event went on to abuse one of his favourite actors Amitabh Bachchan for doing a mindless commercial film like Puri Jagannath's Buddha Hoga Tera Baap.

Aamir khan's films force the world to take india seriously and the other Khan's films make india look like a Choothiya regressive country

Updated Date: Dec 29, 2016 11:39:11 IST