It’s interesting how relationships in Bollywood change every Friday. Last week’s release Department, was panned by the critics and failed miserably at the box-office too. But the failure of the film has resulted in a public spat between Sanjay Dutt and Ram Gopal Varma. While the former has publicly said that he wouldn’t want to work with Varma again, RGV tweeted that he wouldn’t want to see Sanjay Dutt’s face for the rest of his life!
That wasn’t the case a couple of weeks before the films release though. Here’s what Sanjay Dutt had to say during the pre-release interview for Department.
- On working with Ram Gopal Varma: He has grown tremendously as a filmmaker. When we were shooting for Department, he shot some sequences on Canon 5D which was interesting but at the same time it was difficult for me as I am not used to it. In a way it is good since he has kept pace with time and technology. He is a fantastic technician and a great filmmaker.
- On why he didn’t work with RGV after Daud: He did not offer me anything. We went our own ways. He started making films with other people and I started working with other directors. All of a sudden I got a call from him and he told me – lets do a film together. I felt really happy because I had a good experience working with him in Daud and I was looking to work with him again. We had a lot of fun making Department.
Talking to Mumbai Mirror, 5 days after the release of Department, the two have vowed to never work with each other again.
- Sanjay Dutt: I have been in the industry for 32 years and I know which cameras are suitable and which are not. But ab kya karen? Jo ho gaya so ho gaya. But yes, I really don’t know at this point of time if I want to work with Ramu again.
- Ram Gopal Varma: Whatever else happening to Department, I am supremely happy that I don’t want to see the faces of Sanjay Dutt and Dharam Oberoi for rest of my life. From forcing me to take Kangana out of the film to constantly cornering me to change screenplay, I had the most horrible time working with Dutt. If Dutt and Oberoi think I am the bad in Department, let’s wait for Zilla Ghaziabad and Soham’s film where I am not there to spoil their creative inputs.
Something similar happened after the release of Rascals too, as Dutt blamed David Dhawan for the failure of the film and decided not to work with him again.
What do you think of the entire RGV – Dutt blame game? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below.