Vijayawada police register case against RGV for ‘provocative’ comments on Vangaveeti family

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The Vijayawada police on Wednesday registered a case against director Ram Gopal Varma for allegedly making provocative statements on late Congress MLA Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga and his son Radha Krishna, following the release of his latest movie ‘Vangaveeti’.

The Times of India reported that H Murali Krishna, legal counsellor of Radha Krishna, lodged a police complaint stating that the remarks of Ram Gopal Varma may trigger off tensions between two communities and disrupt law and order in the city.

This comes two days after Ayyappa devotees from Hyderabad filed a complaint against Varma, alleging defamation.

Since a rowdy character wearing the Ayyappa Mala has been shown as a murderer, the devotees alleged that it was against the rigorous deeksha of Lord Ayyappa.

Telugu film ‘Vangaveeti’ has been facing criticism since last week, when the movie released, with protests erupting in Vijayawada against the movie

Based on gang warfare in Vijayawada during the 1980s, Ram Gopal Varma has spilled more blood than ever, in this film.

The movie is about a series of murders, and the precision and planning that went behind each one.

The film is a partly fictionalised biopic of Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga, a leader of the Congress party, who belonged to the Kapu community, and was murdered in 1988 when he was on a hunger strike.

The murder set off unprecedented violence in Vijayawada and other parts of Andhra Pradesh.

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