Ram Gopal Varma Sends His Jana Gana Mana To 500 MPsMay 26th, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K Jha
A few days before the matter of Ram Gopal Varma’s revisionist version of the national anthem goes to the Supreme Court, Ram Gopal Varma and his co-producers Madhu Mantena and Sheetal Talwar have prepared cds of the their Jana gana man music- video and sent them off to all the members of parliament in the country.
Explains Mantena, “We did this so that the people who lead the country would have a clear idea of what we’ve done. See, it’s easy to believe hearsay, and fall for malicious attempts to prove that we’ve played around with the National anthem. Protest in our country is always based on ignorance. We wanted to change that.”
This week 500 CDs of the Rann anthem were sent off to the MPs. “This is not meant to influence the judiciary, only to ensure that no one gets the wrong picture,” says Mantena.
The Rann publicity machinery claims the film will be released on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti. But the inside information is otherwise.
Says a source, “The October 2 release date was Ram Gopal Varma’s attempt to be as defiant and politically incorrect as possible. We’ve not fixed a release date for Rann.” -Sampurn Media
- 'Rann' director to move apex court against censor ruling - May 13, 2009
- Varma replaces 'Jana Gana' with 'Vande Mataram' in 'Rann' - Dec 07, 2009
- Sonal Mehta, 'Rann' producers to make out-of-court settlement? - Jan 26, 2010
- Ram Gopal Varma To Edit Newspaper! - Dec 26, 2009
- Bachchans wish Vidya all the best for 'Ishqiya' - Jan 29, 2010
- Freedom is remote-controlled in India: Filmmaker Varma - Jan 22, 2010
- Ram Gopal Varma turns newspaper editor - Dec 26, 2009
- Varma's 'Rann' moved ahead for Salman's 'Veer' - Dec 20, 2009
- Censor Trouble For Ram Gopal Varma's 'Rakhta Charitra' - Oct 16, 2010
- Ram Gopal Varma twists national anthem for 'Rann' (With Images) - May 06, 2009
- 'Rann' director refutes copyright violation charge - Jan 21, 2010
- "Not just Big B, but every other character is important in 'Rann'?"- Ram Gopal Varma - Jan 07, 2010
- Amitabh, Ram Gopal Varma burnt in effigy for 'twisting' national anthem - May 09, 2009
- Ram Gopal Varma's Rann Moved Ahead For Veer - Dec 19, 2009
- Shah Rukh inaugurates his home theatre with 'Rann' - Jan 29, 2010
Tags: gandhi jayanti, hearsay, jana gana mana, judiciary, man music, mantena, members of parliament, mps, music video, national anthem, parliament, producers, publicity, ram gopal varma, rann, release date, revisionist version, sheetal, subhash k jha, talwar