Oops! Ram Gopal Varma comes under fire for his 'cheap' tweet

Oops! Ram Gopal Varma comes under fire for his 'cheap' tweet
09-Mar-2017 12:27 MIDDAY

Ram Gopal Varma and Sunny Leone 'Sarkar 3' director Ram Gopal Varma has courted controversy yet again! And, this time, it is for his 'distasteful' tweet on International Women's Day. On Women's Day, Ram Gopal Varma tweeted, "I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives." I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives — Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 8, 2017 RGV's tweet sparked outrage on social media. Here are some Twitter reactions: All the women in the world wish you @RGVzoomin to continue giving attention to virtual reality sparing the real world of your assholery — IGotThisðŸ¤ÂžðŸ‘ðŸ™ (@jasuja) March 8, 2017 .@RGVzoomin Including your Mom, sisters & daughter? If you are fortunate enough to have! Or is it they are unfortunate enough!!! — Lakshmy Ramakrishnan (@LakshmyRamki) March 8, 2017 Hope ur Mother too gave men what Sunny leone is giving to everyone.. 😊 @RGVzoomin https://t.co/5uNBL4wd8J — MÖÂÂÂÂ…É–ɨÊ„ɨɛɖ RÉ›ռÊŠ (@renu_18) March 8, 2017 @RGVzoomin @SunnyLeone I wish all the men gave their women as much as attention as they give to sunny leone! ðŸ˜ÂÂÂÂŽ — Gayathri Babu (@RjGayathri) March 8, 2017 @RGVzoomin ask your mother same thing 😡 — Smriti Kiran (@RealSmritikiran) March 8, 2017 @RGVzoomin correct tell this to ur mom and wife or daughter .see the reaction HAPPY WOMENS DAYðŸ˜ÂÂÂÂŽ — పవనà±Â à°Â•ళà±Âయాణà±Â (@Pa1kalyan1) March 8, 2017 @RGVzoomin U hv become Senile bcoz of all d #Flops, made by U -need 2be admitted to #MentalAsylum — JYOTSNADEVIMARDRAJ (@jyotsnadevi33) March 8, 2017 Sunny Leone, however, seems to have taken the comment in jest. Here's what she replied to RGV:  @RGVzoomin ðŸ˜ÂÂÂœ🙏🙏🙏 ;) ha — Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) March 8, 2017 Noticing the outrage on social media, Ram Gopal Varma took to Twitter to clarify his stand. He later on tweeted: The negative noise towards my tweet on @SunnyLeone arises from ultimate hypocrisy.She has more honesty and more self respect than any woman — Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 8, 2017 Soon making short film on exposing sanctimoniousness of extremely antithetical multifarious perspectives on the phenomenon of @SunnyLeone — Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 8, 2017 My short film on her phenomenon will bare the veiled centrally decomposed cogitations in all the mentally corroded naysayers of @SunnyLeone — Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 8, 2017 All u illiterates who dint understand my earlier 2 tweets on @SunnyLeone atleast go through dictionary unless u are uneducated for that too — Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 8, 2017 Now, a Goa-based female activist has approached the police with a complaint against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, over "an offensive tweet, thereby outraging a woman's modesty." In a written complain to Goa police, Vishakha Mhambrey has alleged Varma's comment to be anti-women, and one that was made "with malicious intent, and to gain cheap popularity. He has insulted women's prestige in the society, which is a cognisable offence." In her complaint Vishakha further added that the said tweet amounts to an offence under the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act. Since the comment was shared on Twitter, a public platform, she argued, there was a case to be made against the director by the cyber crimes' cell as well. She has also asked for Varma's twitter account to be permanently blocked. Rajan Prabhudessai, senior inspector, Mapusa police station, told mid-day, "We have received a complaint against Ram Gopal Varma over his tweet. At this stage we have not registered an FIR against him. But we are working on the said complaint, and we will act according to its merit." RGV has threatened to file a counter FIR in the case. Here's what he tweeted: Filing counter against OverActivist wid 212 followers which wud b her family n friends, for disrespecting 18 lakh followers of @SunnyLeone https://t.co/hWQH8XBMYs — Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) 8 March 2017 This is not the first time RGV has courted controversy for his statements. Here are a few instances when he made headlines for the wrong reasons: Ram Gopal Varma calls Tiger Shroff a 'bikini babe', says 'only gays pose like this'    Ram Gopal Varma calls Rajinikanth a 'bad looker', faces wrath of 'Thalaiva' fans    After Shobhaa De, Ram Gopal Varma mocks India's performance at Rio Olympics!    Twitter user accuses Ram Gopal Varma of copying poster from playstation ad    Ram Gopal Varma's sexist, racist rant on Obamas, Melania Trump will shock you!    RGV at it again! Twitterati try to help 'sexist' Ram Gopal Varma 'grow up'  (With inputs from Suraj Ojha)