Hyderabad: After Nalgonda police registered a case against film director Ram Gopal Varma following the court directions, in connection with the announcement of his next production ‘Murder’, Varma took to Twitter giving clarification about the movie and the case.
“I specifically mentioned that I have no intention to demean or degrade anyone and my film is just a creative work based on a subject which is in the public domain. But as a citizen who respects the law, I too will proceed legally to protect my fundamental rights,” Varma tweeted.
He confirmed that his advocates will reply to the case registered against him. “With regard to the case filed on the basis of uninformed speculations, our advocates will give an appropriate reply as required by the law,” he added.
He also clarified that the movie was inspired from a true incident and it was not the truth. “With regard to the media speculation on the case filed on my film Murder, I once again want to reiterate that my film is based and inspired from a true incident and it is not the truth. Also there’s no mention of anyone’s caste in the film.”
Recently, the SC & ST Atrocities Prevention Court in Nalgonda district has directed the police to register a case against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who had recently announced a movie based on the honour killing of Perumalla Pranay in Miryalaguda, in 2018. The court gave directions to I Town police station in Miryalaguda after Pranay’s father approached it seeking action on the filmmaker, in connection with the movie titled ‘Murder’.
Pranay’s father, Perumalla Balaswamy, who had initially raised objection after the movie’s first look was released on June 22, approached the court with the same concern. The case registered after the murder is under trial and the movie is claimed to have been made based on the love story of Pranay and Amrutha and the events that followed till Pranay’s murder by Amrutha’s father, T. Maruthi Rao, and his men. Balaswamy informed the court that the movie will influence the trial of the case.