Ram Gopal Varma is a talented and celebrated filmmaker but he's often targeted by trolls due to his controversial posts on social media platforms like Twitterss
Ram Gopal Varma recently courted controversy for wanting to shoot a film with adult actress Mia Malkova, which was opposed by women's rights organisations. He was even subjected to an enquiry by the Hyderabad Police over this matter
Ram Gopal Varma was fined Rs 10 lakh by the Delhi High Court for the "deliberate act" of copyright infringement for the usage of characters such as Gabbar Singh of the original Sholay
After India was eliminated by the World Cup in 2015, Ram Gopal Varma posted the following tweet, "I am so happy that India lost because I hate cricket… and If there is anything I hate more than cricket then it is people who love cricket (sic)"
It's no secret that Ram Gopal Varma and Karan Johar have no love lost between each other. Ramu decided to take a dig a KJo once over his film Student of the Year which read, "Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year and makes Teacher Of The Year it will become Disaster Of The Year (sic)" to which Karan replied, "Disaster Of The Year is your territory Ramu, No on one can ever replace the comfortable place you have made for yourself there (sic)"
Ram Gopal Varma was attacked by Malayalam superstar Mammootty's fans for a apparently insulting tweet directed at the veteran actor. He tweeted, "Mamooty should learn acting from his son.. I mean realistic (sic)"
On Sridevi's passing, Ram Gopal Varma offered his condlences like everyone else, but he has made controversial tweets regarding her in the past. RGV once tweeted that Sridevi is more famous for her thunder thighs than her acting. The late actresss' husband Boney Kapoor termed him insane after this
Ram Gopal Varma once tweeted regarding the martial arts prowess of Tiger Shroff and Vidyut Jamwal. It read, "I am super sure @VidyutJammwal will run away if @iTIGERSHROFF challenges him for a hand to hand kick to kick fight in real (sic)"
Ram Gopal Varma even called Baaghi 2 actor Tiger Shroff a "bikini babe" over a certain pose. His tweet read, "@iTIGERSHROFF U are great at martial arts but if BRUCE LEE ever posed like a bikini babe like u he wouldn't hav bcm BRUCE LEE..Please think (sic) "
Ram Gopal Varma's film Veerappan may have flopped but it stayed in the news for different reasons. RGV responded to a female journalist's review of the film by tweeting her picture with the following post, "So as per your review "Veerappan" the film is as beautiful as your face (sic)." He later deleted the tweet
Ram Gopal Varma took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with the following post, "Films division's Swachcha Bharat Ad is worse than Aag..Someone should tell Mr Narendra Modi that these kind of Ads will make India dirtier (sic)." Varma was mercilessly trolled for his tweet
Ram Gopal Varma made headlines for his autobiography Guns and Thighs. He dedicated his book to porn stars and gangsters. He posted on Twitter, "I dedicated my book to Ayn Rand,Bruce Lee.Urmila Matoandkar,Amitabh Bachchan,Pornstar Tori Black and a few gangsters (sic)"
Ram Gopal Varma attacked the ban on pornography with a tweet which read, "Depriving consenting adults" of watching porn is equivalent to what "Taliban and ISIS is doing to freedom (sic)"
Ram Gopal Varma stoked controversy over his tweet on deaths of devotees in Pushkar, which read, "Why din't God stop those poor devotees from being killed in pushkaras..is it becos they prayed lesser than other devotees who stayed alive? (sic)." He was trolled for hurting religious sentiments
Ram Gopal Varma attracted the ire of Twitterati on Ganesh Chaturthi over an objectionable tweet on Lord Ganesha which read, "The guy who couldn't save his own head from being cut , how he will save others heads is my question? But Happy Ganpathi day to morons! (sic)." Suffice to say he never heard the end of this
Whether you like him or hate him, Ram Gopal Varma sure knows how to stir the pot
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma never fails to shock and amuse. From insulting Ganesh Chaturthi to calling Tiger Shroff a "bikini babe" he has time and again proven why he's controversy's favourite child. Here's a look at some of his most controversial Twitter moments