RGV’s press meet ruckus: Heads back under police custody
Known to be the contentious filmmaker in TFI, Ram Gopal Varma’s movies with provocative subjects and the ways he chooses to promote are always controversial. His recent flick ‘Lakshmi's NTR’ which is the biopic of the legendary actor-turned-politician NTR has already created enough storms in both film and political fraternities. And now the director is ready to take down a few more with its release in Andhra Pradesh.
It is a known fact that the movie has hit theatres on March 29 worldwide, except for Andhra Pradesh as it might hamper security in the State pertaining to the elections. Two days ago, the film has got a green signal from the court for its release on May 1 in Andhra Pradesh post the first phase of the ongoing LS polls. Regarding this, the controversial director has planned for a press conference in Vijayawada, the political capital of AP. He also tweeted that Lakshmi's NTR's press meet will be held in Vijayawada at Novotel hotel.
And here comes the twist, not only Novotel all the hotels, halls and pubs in Vijayawada rejected to organise his press meet. RGV claimed that a bunch of anonymous tried to threaten the hotel staff and the management had to cancel the event out of fear. He then tweeted that the press conference will be organised on the streets of NTR circle in Vijayawada at 4 PM today and has invited all the media people, fans and followers to reach the venue.
However, RGV has cancelled his press meet as he was taken into custody by the authorities in Gannavaram airport. He started to lash out on the government and Chandrababu Naidu with a series of tweets and videos. “Sorry to inform that the press meets at 4 pm is cancelled because the police stopped us and have barred my entry into Vijayawada and forcibly sending me back to. Hey, @ncbn WHERE IS DEMOCRACY? WHY IS TRUTH BEING BACK STABBED?” read one of his tweets.
Next few days are going to turn interesting as of how the infamous director would deal with the affliction from the fans of Chandrababu Naidu.