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Ram Gopal Varma reveals he knew he would get trolled for joking about coronavirus on April Fool's day

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma took to his Twitter handle to announce that doctors have announced him coronavirus positive later which he wished everyone April Fool's. However, this did not go down well with the Twitterati who bashed him for his insensitive attitude towards a pandemic situation.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 03, 2020 12:13 IST
Ram Gopal Varma reveals he knew he would get trolled for joking about coronavirus on April Fool's da

Ram Gopal Varma reveals he knew he would get trolled for joking about coronavirus on April Fool's day

Lakhs of people have been affected by the novel coronavirus all around the globe that has started to spread its wings in India too. The toll of coronavirus positive cases in our country has crossed a toll of 1800 and one amongst those is Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor. The 'Baby Doll' singer returned from London after which she attended few parties despite being affected by the virus. After her, it was filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma who on Wednesday took to his Twitter account to share the news that he has been found COVID-19 positive. Soon, people started posting comments on his tweet later which he made clear that it was an April Fools' joke which he cracked on April 1, 2020. The filmmaker has now opened up about being trolled on the same.

In his tweets, RGV wrote, "My doctor just told me that I tested positive with Corona." Later which he posted another tweet that read, "Sorry to disappoint, but now he tells me it’s a April Fool joke it’s his fault and not mine." Have a look:

Soon his feed started getting all the negative comments from Twitterati who bashed him for making a joke out of a pandemic situation. He then posted another tweet that read, "Anyway I am just trying to make light of a grim situation but the joke is on me and if I dint offend anyone I sincerely apologise to them."

In an interview with Mid Day, RGV said, "The only way to remain sane in such a [grim] situation is to joke about it, else we will get into depression. I knew I would get trolled for it. I believe a complaint has been filed against me for spreading false information. But it was meant as an April Fool joke, nothing else."

 

Here's how he got trolled for his immature attitude by Twitterati:

The maker behind movies like Rangeela, Satya, Darna Mana Hai, and Sarkar a few days back tweeted about a song on coronavirus by him and wrote, "FULL SONG OF CORONAVIRUS inspired by #coronavirus Music by @sandykeys111, Creative Editing by @vfxrakesh , Lyriced and Edited by ME ..DON’T ENJOY."

Coming back to Kanika Kapoor, her fourth test report which was conducted on March 31st also came positive but doctors revealed that her condition was stable. One of her close relatives, who do not wished to be named said, "We are now worried over the test reports. It seems that Kanika is not responding to treatment and in this lockdown, we cannot even airlift her for advanced treatment. We can only pray for her recovery."

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