Ram Gopal Varma REACTS To Theatres Refusing To Screen His Lesbian Film Khatra: ‘Anything Related To Sex Still Remains A Taboo'

Ram Gopal Varma spoke about the time when several theatres had refused to screen his lesbian film ‘Khatra’

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Ram Gopal Varma REACTS To Theatres Refusing To Screen His Lesbian Film Khatra: ‘Anything Related To Sex Still Remains A Taboo'
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is known for expressing himself on social media. He never shies away from speaking his thoughts be it related to Bollywood, politics, or any other social issues. Last month, RGV spoke about how several theatres had refused to screen his lesbian film ‘Khatra’ because it dealt with lesbians, which he believes is still looked down upon. The director admitted that he felt disappointed and helpless back then.  

Ram Gopal Varma took to his Twitter handle to explain why several multiplex chains had refused to screen Khatra. He said, “anything related to sex still remains to be a taboo, and especially something like this or a subject which usually people look down upon or don’t want to talk about it.” “Even today, despite the Supreme Court repealing section 377, nearly four and a half years back, I don’t think people are willing to talk about it. I have rarely heard people discuss it in public. And when you are forcing it to be put out in the public, everybody’s antenna just goes up,” the Rangeela director further said. 

The filmmaker went on to add that when it comes to his movies, they had to find a middle path of not having the themes imposed on the posters and stuff. He expressed his disappointment saying it continues to happen even today. ALSO READ: Ram Gopal Varma SLAMS Mahesh Babu Over His 'Bollywood Can't Afford Me' Remark: ‘Bollywood Is Not A Company, How Can He Generalise'


Meanwhile, a few weeks ago, Ram Gopal Varma shared his views on Mahesh Babu’s controversial remarks that he made on Bollywood. Reacting to it, RGV said his "context is not understood.” He also slammed the South superstar as he pointed out that 'Bollywood' is not a company, instead it’s a name given by the media so how can Mahesh Babu generalise it.