Ram Gopal Varma is currently at the center of one of the biggest controversies in Telugu film industry and has dragged many actors, filmmakers and politicians into its net. What started with Sri Reddy’s protest against casting couch and sexual harassment in the Telugu film industry has now turned into an ugly political war between Pawan Kalyan and few other names in the Telugu states. Amidst all these happenings, one man who would be very worried is Akkineni Nagarjuna. Nag teamed up with Ram Gopal Varma after almost three decades for Officer and the teaser too was released recently. However, with the most recent developments and the acts of Ram Gopal Varma, all may not be well between Akkineni Nagarjuna and Ram Gopal Varma. There’s more to all this! Nagarjuna’s son, Akhil Akkineni, was to do a film with Ram Gopal Varma which was officially announced too.
However, we now hear that the project may be on hold for a while till everything settles down. A source tells us that Nagarjuna doesn’t want his son’s career to be affected at this juncture because of Ram Gopal Varma’s doings, and hence wants to park the project for a while. Akhil Akkineni got his career back on track with his second film Hello! after his debut film, Akhil, bombed at the box office. And with all that’s happening with Ram Gopal Varma, Nagarjuna wouldn’t want to take the risk with Akhil’s career.
Ram Gopal Varma, admittedly, instigated Sri Reddy to use abusive language against Pawan Kalyan with a motive to gain more attention to her fighting cause of casting couch. Couple of days ago, in a video message, Ram Gopal Varma said that his main motto was to give Sri Reddy a stronger platform and more support sine fans of Pawan Kalyan would be against her and she would get more support for many women organisations. “It all started when I first spoke with Sri Reddy over the phone. I spoke with her after I realised the intensity her protest had because no girl would strip her clothes on roads and stand there asking for justice. And I had seen her previous videos too which were superficial. But this act of her really caught my attention,” said Ram Gopal Varma.