Noted Director Ram Gopal Varma on Thursday courted trouble with feminists, activists and political parties roundly slamming him for his controversial International Women’s Day comments on actress Sunny Leone, a former adult entertainer. The filmmaker later apologised on Twitter to those who were “genuinely offended” by his comment.
“My apology is only to those who genuinely got offended and not to those who ranted for publicity and threatened to take law into their hands. 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 tweeted in the evening.
Earlier, his tweet on Wednesday — “I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives” — triggered a storm of protests on Twitter.
He was trolled widely.
As the row over the comment snowballed, RGV came up with more: “The negative noise towards my tweet on Sunny Leone arises from ultimate hypocrisy. She has more honesty and more self-respect than any women.”