RGV and Natti Kumar Booked for ‘Murder’!Jul 05, 2020 02:11 PM
Pranay’s honor killing by his father in law Maruthi Rao rattled not only the Telugu states but the entire nation. The gruesome murder took place on the 14th of March 2018 in Telangana’sMiryalaguda town of Nalgonda District. It came to light that Amrutha’s father Maruthi Rao who couldn’t accept the marriage of Pranay with his daughter had struck the deal of 1 Cr with the killers to eliminate his son in law. Eventually, the culprits were jailed. But, Maruthi Rao the father of Amrutha ended his life hanging in AryaVaisyaBhavan at Hyderabad in March 2020 after he came out of jail on bail.
This incident has got everything to turn it into a sensational film. And director Ram GopalVarma who never let go of such opportunities has announced a movie titled ‘Murder’ based on this true story. He even released the posters on father’s day depicting the characters matching the looks of Maruthi Rao and Amrutha. ‘This is going to be a heart-wrenching story based on the Amrutha and Maruthi Rao saga of the DANGERS of a father LOVING a daughter too much ..Launching the poster of a SAD FATHER’S film on HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.’ tweeted RGV while announcing the film.
Now a case is filed by Pranay’s father Balaswamy against director RGV and producer Natti Kumar. The criminal case is lodged by the police upon the direction of SC/ST Special Court in Nalgonda under IPC section 153A. Apart from this, another case is also filed under the prevention of atrocities under the SC/ST Act. Furthermore, Balaswamy also complained that the director is using the photos of his son and daughter in law without any consent.
Responding to this case, RGV clarified that he will also seek the legal support to defend his creative rights. ‘I specifically mentioned that I have no intention to demean or degrade anyone and my film is just a creative work based on a subject which is in the public domain. But as a citizen who respects the law, I too will proceed legally to protect my fundamental rights.’ stated the director.
At the same time, Ramu reiterated that the movie is based and inspired by a true incident and not the truth. He also clarified that there won’t be a mention of anyone’s caste either. Anyhow, facing legal hurdles in making films is not new to RGV. So, let’s wait and see for further developments in this case.