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Ram Gopal Varma Posts Apology Of Sorts For Sunny Leone Tweet

Ram Gopal Varma said that his tweets about actress Sunny Leone on International Women's Day were "unintended insensitive tweets"

  | March 10, 2017 14:58 IST (New Delhi)
Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma and Sunny Leone in Mumbai

Highlights

  • "All women should give men happiness as Sunny Leone gives," RGV tweeted
  • RGV said his apology is not for those who "ranted for publicity"
  • Sunny Leone later said "choose your words wisely" in a video
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has now apologized, kind of, for his tweets aimed at actress Sunny Leone on International Women's Day. On Thursday night, RGV tweeted: "Was just expressing my feelings but I apologise to all who were offended due to my unintended insensitive tweets in context of women's day." He added a disclaimer that the apology was only for the ones who were "genuinely offended" and not for the ones "who ranted for publicity or threatened to take law into their hands." On March 8, Ram Gopal Varma posted several tweets that were criticized as sexist. In particular, his tweets about Ms Leone provoked outrage and a police complaint.

Here's what Ram Gopal Varma tweeted as an apology:
 
 

Sunny Leone, 35, has not addressed the matter or RGV directly. In a video posted a video on Twitter, she says simply,"One must choose their words wisely."
 

A crescendo of tweets from Ram Gopal Varma on Women's Day ended with this: "I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives." He was immediately inundated with angry responses. Social activist Vishakha Mhabrey filed a police complaint in Goa and demanded that the director's Twitter account be blocked, reported news agency PTI. Unperturbed, RGV tweeted that he would file a counter complaint against the activist. He also tweeted, "The negative noise towards my tweet on Sunny Leone arises from ultimate hypocrisy. She has more honesty and more self-respect than any women."

RGV has also been recently slammed for trolling actor Tiger Shroff.

Ram Gopal Varma's new film Sarkar 3 will release on April 7. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Ronit Roy, Manoj Bajpayee, Amit Sadh and Yami Gautam. Sarkar 3 is the third in the director's series of political thrillers starring Mr Bachchan.
 

 
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