MUMBAI: Those who have memories of the Mumbai attacks of Nov 26, 2008, will remember how film-maker Ram Gopal Varma had outraged the Indian public when he was seen accompanying the then chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh to the Taj Mahal Hotel which bore the brunt of the terror attack.
So outraged were the people that they thought Ramu accompanied the chief minister as he wanted to make a film on the tragedy later. Ramu promised he will never make a film on 26/11.
But the maverick film-maker has gone back on his word as he is currently shooting on the sites of the terror attacks for a movie on 26/11.
On Saturday, Ramu bore the brunt of the wrath of the Samajwadi Party’s youth wing when over 200 activists staged a protest against him near the Taj Mahal Hotel.
SP president Abu Farhan Azmi, who led the protesters, said Ramu has gone back on his word to the late chief minister and the Indian public not to make a film to cash in on the tragedy. He said Ramu is insulting Mumbai by shooting at the sites of the terror attack.
The SP leader said now that Ramu has gone back on his word not to make a film on 26/11, he should donate all the proceeds of the impending movie to the families of the victims. He also insisted that no movie on 26/11should be released till the sole surviving terrorist Ajmal Kasab is hanged.