By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: The death threat to Ram Gopal Varma is far graver than it seems.
Contrary to reports, the underworld threat to Ram Gopal Varma is not because of any specific line in the poster of Satya 2 (suggesting that the era of Chota Rajan is over) but for no specific reason.
Says a source close to Ram Gopal Varma, “The reports that a particular gangster took umbrage to one specific line on the posters is false. When the cops intercepted Chota Rajan’s phone, there was no mention of any particular reason for the threat. But there was specific mention of eliminating Ram Gopal Varma. That’s when the Mumbai cops decided to act.”
Three security personnel have been deployed at Ramu’s home while four of them will accompany the director to his office.
Says the source, “Ramu’s movements have been restricted. As long as the threat remains, he will commute from home to his workplace and keep the social interaction at the minimum. In any case, Ramu is not too much into socializing. So he’s not really affected by the restricted movements.”
Adds the source, “Ramu has been under underworld threat before. But never so seriously. Though he makes light of it those close to him are worried.”
The threats are apparently related to the release of Ramu’s latest underworld saga Satya 2.