MUMBAI: Ever wondered how does that sexist guy your mother warned you about looks like? Well, here he is. Meet Mr Ram Gopal Varma, who did not have the nerve to take a dig at all the male journos out there, who gave his film a scathing review. But, chose to target that one female film critic, who had given his film ‘Veerappan’ the review it actually deserves.
So it all began when Shilpa Jamkhandiker, a film reviewer with Reuters gave the film a kadak, unpleasing review. This was enough to trigger than mysogynist hormone in RGV, who charged at the reviewer on a virtual platform. The controversial director took a screenshot of the journalist’s photo and body shamed her. He tweeted, “So as per your review Veerappan the film is as beautiful as your face.” Not just this, he further tweeted, “I am sorry for the content packaged in the intent but will not apologise for the intent behind the content.”
"The power of social media is that everyone has the same weapon ..if one bitches the other,the other also will bitch in return."
This was not it. He went on and on. "If someone becomes personal in bitching the film maker beyond the film, the film maker also in return can bitch the person beyond the film"
Social media went berserk with his tweet and tweets condemning him for his attack on women began doing the rounds. Fearing an ire from Twitteratti, RGV deleted his tweets and went ahead to apologise.
"I never apologise but for the first time I sincerely am apologising...I just got carried away..Sorry Shilpa"
Now wait! Did you think this was the last nail in the coffin? You were absolutely wrong. RGV knew exactly whom to blame for his sexist attack. So he went on to mention another sexist and misogynist friend of his – Donald Trump. Yes, you read it right! As per RGV, it was none other than DT who made him put out those scathing tweets.
"I got carried away and the reason is this stupid that am a follower of Trump not for policies but for personality"
"I am not justifying but when he had differences he said a fellow presidential nominee's face looks like a horse"
"Maybe I had too much Trump or maybe not enough Vodka but whatever it is I am sorry once again"
Shocked? Don’t be! Because this is not the first (and certainly not the last time) when RGV has tweeted something which is so wrong at so many levels. The ‘Satya’ filmmaker had found a very disgusting reason to be involved in the recent elections. Posting a picture of MLA Angoorlata, he had tweeted, “If MLA can look like this,Achche din aagaye hai..Thank you Angoorlataji,Thank you Modiji..1st time I love politics.”
RGV has a knack of making the most beautiful compliments turn into creepy ones. The same happened when he praised Radhika Apte for her sensuous photoshoot on a magazine cover. He tweeted,” I can't believe u, the "Rakthacharitra" girl can look like this...I must have been blind.”
Well, I think we’ll just have to wait for what new he comes up with. Agree?