Ram Gopal Varma apologises for his sexist tweet over Sunny Leone on Women's Day

10 March 2017, 08:34 AM
Ram Gopal Varma apologises for sexist tweet over Sunny Leone on Women's Day
Ram Gopal Varma apologises for sexist tweet over Sunny Leone on Women's Day

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, controversial remarks, has again found himself in the eye of storm after his 'sexiest' tweet on Women's Day landed him in trouble a police complaint was filed against him.

Facing criticism, the filmmaker apologised on Thursday saying he was “just expressing my feelings”.

On the occasion of International Women's Day he tweeted:"I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives".

After his tweet on women, a complaint was filed by activist Vishaka Mhambre in Goa. Also, Film Studio Setting & Allied Mazdoor Union with 52,000 members decided to boycott Ram Gopal Varma for his controversial tweet.

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The complaint said Varma has gravely insulted women with his tweet.

Ranragini, which has affiliation to Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, filed a complaint with Mapusa police last evening with its local office-bearer Vishakha Mhambare demanding that Varma be booked under Cyber laws and section 292 of IPC.

This evening he put out a series of tweets apologising.

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“Was just expressing my feelings but I apologise to all who were offended due to my unintended insensitive tweets in context of women’s day,” Varma said.

“My apology is only to those who genuinely got offended and not to those who ranted for publicity nd threatened to take law into their hands,” he added.

Earlier in the day, the director also got into a war of words with NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad on Twitter.

Awhad asked Varma to apologise or “face the consequences, we don’t mind taking law in hand (sic).”

To which, the director replied, “If you don’t apologise to threat of taking law into your own hands, will formally register complaint, so let me know. Please note.”

Meanwhile, Congress too demanded that the Maharashtra government and State Women’s Commission file an FIR against the filmmaker for his “sexist” remarks.

First Published: Friday, March 10, 2017 08:04 AM
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