A week or so ago, Ram Gopal Varma denounced the poster of Khaidi No 150 in these tweets:
Wowwww Madame Tussaud will throw half her museum out for this ..Want to touch feet of designer and director and who convinced mega star pic.twitter.com/P9uud4mW6j? Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 1, 2017
This is upper limit of the height of narcissm and the lower limit of the depth of its opposite ..Wilhelm Hegel would have kissed Mega Star pic.twitter.com/l2zo0cqFlT? Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 1, 2017
There's more in the same vein. Enraged, Nagababu lashed out at the director and asked him to make good films before taking on an actor of Chiranjeevi's stature, reported India Today. RGV, many will remember, did make acclaimed films like Satya before being undone by turkeys such Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, his ill-fated remake of Sholay.
Nagababu's criticism prompted an astonishing series of tweets against him from RGV, who appeared to have out-ranted himself for once. There are far too many to reproduce here so we'll pick just a couple of tweets:
Naga Babu saar many families ran becos of my career nd ur career runs only becos of ur brother's family.. if u want I can tweet more on this? Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 7, 2017
God gave so many positives to chiranjeevigaari's family like Pawan,Charan,Sai Dharam ,Varun, Bunny nd to balance he gave Naga Babu gaaru? Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 7, 2017
Khaidi No 150 is Chiranjeevi's 150th film and releases on January 11. It is being considered the actor-politician's comeback, with Chiranjeevi returning to the big screen after a decade.
Khaidi No 150 is directed by V V Vinayak and produced by Chiranjeevi's son, actor Ram Charan Teja.