Amitabh Bachchan has opted out of Ram Gopal Varma's film department, says a media report.After a successful association with the Bachchans, RGV has all of a sudden managed to anger the first family of Bollywood, the report said.
Amitabh and his son Abhishek who have worked with the director in many films including Sarkar,Sarkar Raj,Rann,Naach,RGV Ki Aag and Nishabd are no more a part of his forthcoming film Department.
While Abhishek Bachchan was reported to have dropped out from the film a couple of days back,his father,too has now decided to no more be a part of the project.And this decision on the Big B's part comes in the wake of Ramu's unprofessional attitude towards his son's last release Dum Maro Dum.
"Amitabh is not interested in working with a filmmaker who has meted out such shoddy treatment to his son," the report quoted a source as saying.
In fact,this was Ramu's way of avenging Abhishek's refusal of his film Department.
"It all started last month when Abhishek told Ramu that he wasn't too keen on working in the film.The director couldn't take a 'No' gracefully.He started sending out uncharitable remarks on Dum Maro Dum from his cellphone," the report quotes the source.
While Amitabh chose not to respond, RGV started off by sending a text, wherein he maintained that it was he who replaced Abhishek with Rana Daggubatti.
"I have replaced Abhishek with Rana and the cast that has been finalised is Sanjay Dutt,Kangna Ranaut and Rana,"messaged the filmmaker.
On asking whether Amitabh was a part of the film, he texted: I haven't narrated the story or the role to him yet since the script is still underway.Only if the role requires him,I shall approach him.
Ramu is trying hard to maintain a brave front on the issue. He had earlier told the media about Big B's role in his film. He had then said, "Mr Bachchan is not playing a cop,he plays a gangster in Department."However,it remains to be seen if Sanjay Dutt goes ahead with the film in absence of the Bachchans.
While his manager and Sanjay Dutt Productions' CEO Dharam Oberoi sent a text confirming Sanjubaba's presence in the RGV project, a filmmaker said, "We don't think that Sanjay would risk his good relations with the Bachchans. But then again,the Bachchans are very classy and don't mix two and two.So one never knows."