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Chiranjeevi 'Gently Ignores' Ram Gopal Varma's Rant Against Him, Brother Nagababu

Ram Gopal Varma had criticised Chiranjeevi's look in a poster of his film Khaidi No 150

  | January 10, 2017 15:05 IST (New Delhi)
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Khaidi No 150 is Chiranjeevi's comeback film (Image courtesy: KonidelaPro)

Highlights

  • RGV tweeted, "This is upper limit of the height of narcissism"
  • Chiranjeevi said, "I gently ignore and turn deaf to it"
  • Khaidi No 150 releases on January 11
Ram Gopal Varma's rather rude tweets about the poster of Telugu film Khaidi No 150have been dismissed by the film's star Chiranjeevi, who countered RGV's criticism with polite disdain. In one of his several Twitter rants, RGV accused Chiranjeevi of 'narcissm' and sarcastically said that 'Madame Tussauds would throw half her museum out for this' - 'this' being a poster featuring Chiranjeevi in a seated position. Cudgels were taken up on Chiranjeevi's behalf by his brother Nagendra Babu or Nagababu, upon whom RGV's wrath was turned in an incredible number of tweets. Chiranjeevi, 61, addressed the press at his Hyderabad residence on Monday, reported the Indian Express and said, "People react differently in different situations. He (Nagababu) was hurt and he reacted. I too was hurt, but I didn't react. I try to keep a positive outlook towards things. The more we focus on criticism, the more will be its value, so I gently ignore and turn deaf to it. I believe my fans would also think so."
A week or so ago, Ram Gopal Varma denounced the poster of Khaidi No 150 in these tweets:
 
 
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:
 
 
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.
 

 
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