TS police booked Ram Gopal Varma in ‘Murder’ movie row

HYDERABAD: Telangana police on Sat. booked debatable filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma according to a court directive in connection with his own proposed film ‘Killing’ on the basis of a claimed incident of honor killing.

A complaint over Varma & producer Natti Karuna has been booked in Miryalaguda Town- I PS (police station) in Nalgonda dist.

The court released the direction on a petition registered by P.Balaswamy, whose son Pranay Kumar has been murdered in 2018 by his own father in law Maruthi Rao who had denied to accept his own marriage with his own daughter.

Varma & the producer have been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) segment 153A (Fostering enmity between various teams on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, home, language, and so on & doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) & different sections of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act.

Balaswamy, who had reached the court past month, sought a ban on the movie. He also stated that pictures of Pranay & his own daughter in law Amrutha have been being utilized without their own consent.

Pranay, a 24-year-old Dalit, has been hacked to demise by hired killer in complete people see when he with his own spouse & mom have been coming out of a private hospital (3) in Miryalaguda on Sep 14, 2018. The sensational killing has been captured on CCTV camera.

Maruthi Rao, who belonged to an upper caste, & 7 remaining have been detained.

Rao, who had struck the deal to murder Pranay for INR 1 cr, reportedly attempted suicide in Mar this yr. in Hyderabad.

Varma declared past month that he has been creating a movie on the post of Maruthi Rao & his own daughter.

“On the occasion of Dad’s Day I’m starting the 1st look poster of a movie on the basis of the tragic post of Amrutha & her over loving dad Maruthi Rao,” the director had tweeted on Jun 21.

“This is going to be a heart wrenching post on the basis of the Amrutha & Maruthi Rao saga of the dangers of a dad loving a daughter too much.”

Amrutha, who still lives with her in law, had reacted firmly to Varma’s schedules & vowed to fight a legal battle to block the movie.

“Its foolish to assume that I’m going to show someone engaged in a negative light because I firmly believe that nobody is bad & only bad conditions make citizens look bad (or) make them behave bad & that’s what I intend to explore in ‘Killing’,” Varma had stated in one such show of tweets on the problem.