A social activist filed an FIR against the Satya director citing his tweet on Leone on International Women's Day. The director has now filed a counter FIR against the same activist.
Ram Gopal Varma files counter complaint against activist over Sunny Leone tweet
Mumbai - 09 Mar 2017 11:56 IST
Ram Gopal Varma knows his way around Twitter, a little too well apparently. The director came under flak for his recent tweet on International Women's Day asking women to give 'as much happiness as Sunny Leone has'. The tweet opened a Pandora's box with a number of Twitter users taking offense to the director's statement.
Here is the tweet by Varma:
I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 8, 2017
The director clarified that he believed Leone 'has more honesty and more self-respect than any woman', which stoked the fire further. Soon, the Sarkar 3 director's timeline was inundated with abuse and trolling.
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
One activist, Vishakha Mhambre, even filed an FIR against the director in Goa. Not one to take it lying down, the director threatened to file a counter FIR.
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) March 8, 2017
Mhambre had demanded in her FIR complaint that Varma be booked under Indecent Representation of Women (Representation) Act, 1986. She has also suggested that the director's Twitter account be blocked.
The Twitter battle had already taken on a political colour when NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad entered the fray.
@RGVzoomin apologies or face the consequences we dnt mind taking law in hand https://t.co/YGGYbwfeBr— Dr.Jitendra Awhad (@Awhadspeaks) March 8, 2017
Varma even warned the politician of complaining to NCP chief Sharad Pawar. He wrote:
If u don't apologise to threat of taking law into ur own hands,will formally register complaint, so let me know . Please note @PawarSpeaks https://t.co/YdfZmBOJgH— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 8, 2017
Just give your address and c @RGVzoomin u Dnt have a mother https://t.co/2GZ0k9AUOS— Dr.Jitendra Awhad (@Awhadspeaks) March 8, 2017
Ok if u want to take law into ur own hands I will be available at my office in Veeradesai road next to empire dubbing studio https://t.co/c280uVJ8vH— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 8, 2017
The director also hinted that he might be working on a short film detailing Leone's life. He wrote:
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
Varma recently ran down Tiger Shroff on the actor's birthday when he called on Shroff to stop doing 'gay' poses. When it comes to Varma, no one is safe.