Bollywood director, Ram Gopal Varma, who is known for his outspoken comments on social media, is once again turning heads with his bold statement on Bollywood megastar, Amitabh Bachchan.
Interestingly, Ram Gopal Varma and Amitabh are united for ‘Sarkar 3’, but the director has gone a step ahead and expressed his regret for some of his past films with Bollywood’s angry man, Amitabh.
Notably, the trailer of the film ‘Sarkar 3’ was launched on Thursday, which received much applause from viewers.
Apart from ‘Sarkar’ franchise, Varma and Bachchan have worked together in films like ‘Nishabd’, ‘Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag’, ‘Rann’ and ‘Department’.
Varma believes that at times directors are not able to balance between "the actor and the superstar" status of Bachchan.
"Except for 'Sarkar', I regret all the films. We created the best of franchise with this... Many directors including me take him for granted and we get confused with the actor, the superstar and the image. I almost regret every character."
The director says Bachchan is an immensely talented actor and it is hard for any actor to surpass him.
"Cinema is an emotional experience... one has to feel things. If I give the same dialogues (of Amitabh Bachchan) to Jeetendra, it won't work. And everybody knows that. No one can surpass him (Bachchan)," he said.
The filmmaker and Big B have come together for the third part of ‘Sarkar’ which releases on April 7.
"'Sarkar' series is full of grey characters. There is no hero or villain... Everyone believes in their own conviction and what they stand for. So, to describe anyone as positive or negative is not right," Varma says.
(With PTI Inputs)