Ram Gopal Varma Blog #44. My Reactions to Reactions.

1. In ‘Sarkar Raj’ Sarkar’s wife is shown serving tea. Sarkar doesn’t have servants or what?
Ans: Oh that’s such a fantastically mind-blowing awesome observation. I am humbled and will be grateful to you forever for bringing this absolutely brilliant insight into my purview.

2. You need an audience for the movie and not the other way around.
Ans: Hmmm… interestingly put.

3. I wonder how you extracted that action from a python in front of Sridevi in ‘Kshanam Kshanam’.
Ans: That is a russels viper and there was a glass sheet between them.

4. Where did you copy the first song of ‘Govinda Govinda’ from?
Ans: From my heart full of feelings for Sridevi.

5. What do you say about your assistants saying that RGV is a school?
Ans: Well, their non-education says it all.

6. Are we copycats for calling our industry Bollywood?
Ans: It’s one of the blatant examples of our hypocrisy. On one hand we keep claiming ‘Mera Bharat Mahaan’ and at the drop of a hat we want to ape everything from America from Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood to 9/11 attack becoming 7/11, 6/10, 26/12 etc attacks.

7. What made you cast Jiah in ‘Nishabd’?
Ans: Her legs.

8. I am working with the Greyhounds and I have a story.
Ans: Please give me your contact.

9. It’s very hard to find a good movie.
Ans: And it’s even more harder to find a good viewer.

10. What are your views on marriage?
Ans: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

11. Why does Manoj Bajpai call you the greatest liar ever?
Ans: Because I am.

12. Can we take out a part of the film and will it still be success?
Ans: Let me tell you an instance. When Mani Ratnam’s ‘Geetanjali’ released it had a very bad talk in the first few days in the trade circles. The story as per Mani’s intent was about the protagonist and the audience knowing that he will die and then he falls in love. A panicky distributor of Guntur removed that scene where it is revealed that the hero will die, thinking it will make it more dramatic. Subsequently the film became a super hit in all areas as well as the one where that all important scene was cut.

13. By praying to God we get relief in certain situations. Since you are an atheist how do you cope with the same?
Ans: By playing God.

14. Why are you so stubborn, arrogant and intelligent?
Ans: Because I am stubborn, arrogant and intelligent. You can be too if you were just a little more smarter.