Maverick director Ram Gopal Varma showed once again how to emerge winner by creating controversies and enjoying media focus on him. This time he set new trend. While in his earlier controversies he already started or finished shooting of his films, this time he courted controversy at the announcement of his film and its first look poster.
Ramu after deciding to come with a film titled Savitri, inspired by his own experiences with his English teacher Saraswathi, he just conducted a photo shoot with a model Geetanjali. The still created sensation as a small boy was shown looking at the beauty of the woman. From then on NGOs,women organisations blasted him. ABVP took protests and even burnt effigies and even AP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has taken the case su moto. After all this hue and cry too Ramu remained undeterred inviting people to share their experiences with ‘Savitris’ in their lives and even gave website name naasavitri.com, promising to include them in his film.
Finally he had to change the title from Savitri to Sridevi as another producer already registered the title. RGV responding to thise controversies asked why should anyone object to the film. He said everyone has crush in their life and if they deny they are big hypocrites. He said even his Saraswathi teacher appreciated his boldness and didnot object to the film. He said he has right for freedom of expression and people have to decide whether to watch or not to watch the film. Ramu proved that no one can match him in creating controversies, making people think and scoring victories.