Ram Gopal Varma to Vijay Mallya: 'Pay off bankers with bikini beauties'

FP Staff

Mar 14, 2016 15:10:09 IST

Ram Gopal Varma has done it again. The filmmaker — known for his brash views — took to Twitter to comment on the topic du jour, Vijay Mallya and his crores of unpaid debts. However, Varma had an unusual — and offensive — suggestion on how the banks might recover the money Mallya owed them.

Ram Gopal Varma to Vijay Mallya: Pay off bankers with bikini beauties

Ram Gopal Varma (L) has suggested that Vijay Mallya pay off his substantial bank debts with 'his bikini beauties'. Images from AFP and Getty

“I think Vijay Mallya should dip into his personal bank and give one bikini beauty each to every bank he owes and square off all his debts,” Varma tweeted, adding, “The banks might not agree to Vijay Mallya's bikini proposal but the bankers might.”

Varma hinted at the money laundering allegations against Mallya (a consortium of 17 state-owned and private banks, led by State Bank of India have alleged that Mallya diverted some Rs 4000 crore of the money he borrowed from them to offshore tax havens like Mauritius and the Cayman Islands), and seemed to have his own theories about where and how that money was spent. “If the money he borrowed is what created properties of his bikini clad girls (sic), wouldn't they be enough payback for the bankers? Just asking,” he tweeted.

The filmmaker then went on to name names — specifically those of Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Nargis Fakhri, Katrina Kaif and Esha Gupta — saying they could help in “swaying the bankers”.

“And am sure that the bikini beauties of Vijay Mallya were a huge part of the security for the banks and hence the bankers can’t complain. I think Mallya's calendar girls Deepika Padukone, Nargis Faqri (sic), Esha Gupta, Katrina Kaif etc etc contributed to the bankers being swayed,” one of Varma’s tweets read.

In a previous tweet, Varma had targeted the advertisement for the Swachh Bharat campaign, saying it was “worse than Aag”.

Updated Date: Mar 14, 2016 15:14:57 IST