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Ram Gopal Varma apologises after complaint against his sexist tweet

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 March 2017, 9:38 IST

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's derogatory tweet on Women's Day landed him in trouble after a women's organisation filed a police complaint against him.

Facing criticism, the filmmaker apologised today saying he was 'just expressing my feelings'.

Varma, who is not new to social media feuds, had tweeted yesterday, 'I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives.'

The complaint said Varma has gravely insulted women with his tweet.

Ranragini, which has affiliation to Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, filed a complaint with Mapusa police last evening with its local office-bearer Vishakha Mhambare demanding that Varma be booked under Cyber laws and section 292 of IPC.

This evening he put out a series of tweets apologising.

'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,' Varma said.

'My apology is only to those who genuinely got offended and not to those who ranted for publicity nd threatened to take law into their hands,' he added.

Earlier in the day, the director also got into a war of words with NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad on Twitter.

Awhad asked Varma to apologise or 'face the consequences, we don't mind taking law in hand (sic).'

To which, the director replied, 'If you don't apologise to threat of taking law into your own hands, will formally register complaint, so let me know. Please note.'

Meanwhile, Congress too demanded that the Maharashtra government and State Women's Commission file an FIR against the filmmaker for his 'sexist' remarks.


First published: 10 March 2017, 9:38 IST