© India Today Ram Gopal Varma
Sridevi ruled the silver screen back in the 80s. The bubbly actor was the dream woman of many an admirer back then. And when the actor returned to the big screen in 2012 with English Vinglish, after staying away from the arclights for more than a decade, she re-tasted stardom.
Now, while many might believe Sridevi’s talent and hard work and beauty to be behind her success, trust filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma to stand far from the crowd. The director’s opinion has made him the butt of several jokes in the past. And last night too, Varma got back to his tweet-diarrhoea, something which many have used the term ‘foot-in-the-mouth’ syndrome for.
Many Ram Gopal Varma-followers on Twitter were inundated with tweets about Sridevi last night.
“My advise to Boney (Kapoor) is to read my full article in “Guns and Thighs” on Srideviji before spewing venom on me (sic),” wrote Varma.
The bone of contention between Boney and Ramu is – who else – Sridevi. In the recently-released autobiography of Varma, titled Guns and Thighs, the director had slammed Boney for reducing Sridevi to just a housewife. His book also describes in detail how he was and still is obsessed with Sridevi. This is what made producer Boney Kapoor go all-attack on Ramu, which in turn made the latter take to Twitter to clarify his point of view.
And the director did not even spare the late actor Smita Patil. “If only acting talent is a measure for stardom why was’nt Smita Patil bigger than Srideviji..The thunder thighs made the difference (sic),” wrote the filmmaker.
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In the past too, Boney Kapoor and Ram Gopal Varma have been at loggerheads with each other over Sridevi. Varma’s yet-to-release film Sridevi had drawn the ire of Boney, who had slapped a legal notice on the former.
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