Case Registered against Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma over his film 'Murder'.
Ram Gopal Varma announced his latest film Murder which is based on Pranay caste killing. The case was registered as per a Telangana court direction, which was issued after a petition by P Balaswamy, Pranay's father.
Telangana Police on Saturday booked filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma as per a court directive in connection with his proposed movie Murder based on the caste killing of Pranay Perumalla.
Balaswamy, the father of the victim Pranay, approached a court stating that it was not correct to make a film on the issue when the matter is pending in court, police said.
He also contended that their photos were being used without their consent, they said.
The case was registered at Miryalaguda in Telangana under Section 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) and other sections of IPC and SC/ST POA Amendment Act, 2015, police said.
The court directive was received on Saturday.
Along with Ram Gopal Varma, the case also includes the producer of the proposed film, police said.
Pranay, a 24-year-old Dalit, was hacked to death by the hired killer in public when he along with his wife and mother were coming out of a private hospital in Miryalaguda on September 14, 2018. The sensational murder was caught on a CCTV camera.
Maruthi Rao, who belonged to a dominant caste, and seven others were arrested in his murder. Rao, who had struck the deal to kill Pranay for Rs one crore, allegedly took his own life in March this year in Hyderabad.
Varma announced last month that he was making a film on the story of Maruthi Rao and his daughter.
"On the occasion of Father's Day, I am launching the first look poster of a film based on the tragic story of Amrutha and her over loving father Maruthi Rao," the director had tweeted on June 21.
"This is going to be a heart-wrenching story based on the Amrutha and Maruthi Rao saga of the dangers of a father loving a daughter too much," he added.
This is going to be a heart wrenching story based on the Amrutha and Maruthi Rao saga of the DANGERS of a father LOVING a daughter too much ..Launching the poster of a SAD FATHER’S film on HAPPY FATHER’S DAY #MURDERlove pic.twitter.com/t5Lwdz3zGZ— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) June 21, 2020
Amrutha, who still lives with Pranay's parents, had reacted strongly to Varma's plans and vowed to fight a legal battle to stop the film.
"It's foolish to assume that I am going to show someone involved in a negative light because I strongly believe that nobody is bad and only bad circumstances make people look bad or make them behave badly and that's what I intend to explore in Murder," Varma had said in one of the series of tweets on the issue.
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