Ram Gopal Varma takes another Twitter dig at Rajinikanth; move backfires

FP Staff

Aug 19, 2016 13:00:34 IST

Director Ram Gopal Varma is back to doing what he does best – creating controversies. Proving it to be his favourite hobby, he has again targeted Rajinikanth on Twitter.

On Tuesday Varma took to Twitter to congratulate Kannada actor Sudeep for his new film Kotigobba 2. But how could the Satya director do that without naming Rajinikanth in the tweet?

But RGV was not done yet. He went on to say that Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan's performance was amateur in the 2001 film Kotigobba, the sequel of Sudeep's film and a remake of the Rajini-starrer Baasha.

Thankfully Sudeep himself shut Varma up with a polite but clear tweet saying that he cannot match up to the two stars.

Thalaivar fans also did not take the insult lying down and paid RGV back in his own coin.

This might be Varma's style of appreciating performances since he always chooses to compare people with Rajini to heap praises on them. Even while praising Amitabh Bachchan's performance in Teen, he took a dig at Thalaiva.

In a series of tweets in April he went all out to criticise Rajinikanth for his looks. Among other things he also said, "He is a bad looker, doesn't have 6 packs, short with a disproportionate body n knows just 2 nd half dance movements."

But soon realising the mess he had got himself into he took a complete u-turn and said that his 'compliments' for the star were being misunderstood.

Just this week he had got himself into another controversy when he poked fun at US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle posting an old picture of them.

This and his other such tweets make us wonder what really went wrong with the filmmaker who gave us films like Rangeela and Company. Our suggestion would be to get off Twitter and concentrate on film scripts.

Updated Date: Aug 19, 2016 13:00:34 IST