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Ram Gopal Varma Celebrates Trump Victory With Racist Tweets About Obamas; Also Trash Talks Akhil Akkineni’s Marriage


Director Ram Gopal Varma, who has a reputation for posting controversial tweets, celebrated Donald Trump’s victory in last night’s United States presidential campaign with a tweet about the Obamas’ faces turning “blacker”.

The tweet was met with outrage, as most called described his sentiment as racist, and pointed out that he himself was dark-skinned. In response, RGV tweeted,


Earlier on Monday night, Ram Gopal Varma had tweeted criticism at Akhil Akkineni for his impending marriage to fashion designer Shriya Bhupal. RGV wrote, “@AkhilAkineni8 Evn b4 a career takes off can’t understand why f**k u wanna land in marriage, (sic),”

That tweet also caused a furore, and Varma subsequently deleted it. Akhil’s father actor Nagarjuna, who had earlier congratulated RGV after the latter announced his new film Nuclear subsequently deleted his tweet, presumably as a reaction to RGV’s comments. Nagarjuna had tweeted, “Very happy for @RGVzoomin doing a fantastic international project/Make us proud ramu”. RVG had replied saying,

Ram Gopal Varma’s film Nuclear is planned on a budget of Rs. 340 crore. The film is about a nuclear bomb exploding in Mumbai.

He said, “We wake up every morning to hear dreadful news of a terror attack happening somewhere or the other. Incidents like planes bringing down towers, a truck plowing through people on the roads, slaughtering hundreds of innocent people in Paris,Mumbai etc are terrifying enough, but the real and truly unthinkable terror is, what if someone gets their hands on a nuclear bomb? It’s obvious that an actual nuclear explosion in a big city like Mumbai can easily trigger WORLD WAR III and thus end the WORLD.”

The director is currently working on the third installment of the Sarkar franchise, which stars Amitabh Bachchan.

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