A section of tabloid press reported that Ram Gopal Varma compared his leading lady Aishwarya Rai’s role and performance in Sarkar Raj to Phoolan Devi and Mother Teresa, while actually what he meant was that Aishwarya’s role has no parellel and she plays a woman never played before in Bollywood cinema.
Also contrary to reports, RGV is not making remake of Martin Scorcese’s The Departed in Hindi or Telugu with Mahesh Manjrekar and J.D. Chakarvarthy. ” I haven’t even seen the movie myself to make a remake of it” laughs RGV.
A recent tabloid tattle suggesting that Ram Gopal Varma is so possessive about his leading lady Nisha Kothari that he insists on driving to her home, picking her up and dropping her back, has the Darling director fuming Aag at the hearsayers.
“What can I say or do about these write-ups? Maybe they should place these stories in the comic-book section of the paper. The fact is, I finished shooting with Nisha for Aag five months ago. For the last two months I’ve been in Hyderabad shooting for Sarkar 2. Only God and the creators of these fictional tales know when and where I’m picking up Nisha and where I am taking her. Honestly when I get into the car I’ve no clue about my whereabouts How will I escort anyone else when I don?t know my way around Mumbai?”
Adds Nisha Kothari, “I really don’t know how to react to such stupid and baseless stories. I respect Ram Gopal Varma as a director and am grateful for his belief in me. Beyond that there’s nothing between us.”