Hyderabad, July.22: Extending support to noted cine director Puri Jagannath in drug case, his guru Ramgopal Varma today criticised the Excise Department for concentrating on the former. He asked the SIT sleuths whether they would grill school children too. He sarcastically said the media was showing Excise director Akun Sabarwal as Bahubali.
In a post on facebook Ramgopal Verma said, “I wonder whether the schoolchildren taking drugs too would be summoned by the SIT and interrogate them for 12 hours like Poori and Subba Raju? Of course, everyone knows drug evil exists in the society, but for the first time everyone was hearing about the Excise department only because they are using the film industry as a teaser trailer for people to come to know their existence. Akun Sabharwal was being projected like Amarendta Bahubali by the media. Maybe S S Rajamouli should make Bahubali-3 with him”, he added.
Meanwhile, Movie Artistes Association (MAA) president Shivaji Raja lashed out at Varma’s comments. He said Varma did nothing to the industry and there was no need to bother about his comments. He said nothing will happen if someone from the industry speaks on drugs case as they wish. The celebrities and the investigators know the facts and the facts will come out from SIT interrogation.