Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has lodged a complaint against the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) for threatening him after he expressed his desire to cast Kannada actress Maria Monica Susairaj, convicted for the murder of a television executive, in his next film inspired by the same case.
“Just lodged a complaint with the versova police against the BJP yuva morchas threat to me on the maria susairaj issue… Other organizations warnings I got to hear from the media but the BJP sent a signed warning letter directly to my office,” Ramu wrote on his Twitter page after lodging the complaint.
The filmmaker also tweeted in support of Maria Susairaj. He said that someone who has been set free by the law has every right to start her life afresh.
“If sm1 hs bn convicted nd the person servd a gvn sentence she has a right to start her life afresh nd thts a part of civilized society… Maria is nt my sister or my girl friend nd I don’t evn knw her ..so its nt about supporting her but its about standing fr my beliefs… Evn aftr court gve its judgement if even the least informed ppl are raising so much noise doesn’t it come under contempt of court… Public opinion is fine but isn’t there a difference btwn opinion nd an informed opinion? nd who can be more informed than the judge?” Ramu wrote.