Noted film director Ram Gopal Varma on Tuesday expressed the hope that his dream of making a film on rowdy factionalism in Vijayawada will be realized soon.
According to Varma, the ‘rowdy factionalism’ has become hot topic in the state once again after the murder of Telugu Desam Party leader Chalasani Pandu at Swapnika Pearl Apartment at Yousufguda in Hyderabad on Monday over real estate deal.
Announcing his plans, Varma said he would make a new film on this topic titled ‘Bejawada Rowdilu’ in the backdrop of Vijayawada and its rowdy politics. The star cast for the new film would be finalized in October after the completion of his comedy movie ‘Appalraju’ with actor Sunil.
In fact, the idea for Varma’s maiden film ‘Shiva’ came from rowdy politics in the Vijayawada city but he made the movie in the backdrop of Hyderabad for wider reach. Now he says that he would focus on the Vijayawada city where he was an Engineering student.
“I have long association with the city of Vijayawada. I have been closely watching the city’s rowdies and their wars since I studied Engineering course in Siddhartha Engineering College. Indeed genesis for Shiva came from the rowdy wars in the city but Shiva would be pale in comparison with the movie that I am going to shoot now.
“The Hyderabad rowdies are nothing in front of the organized crime mentality of Vijayawada rowdies. After showing Mumbai Mafia and Rayalaseema factionalism on silver screen, I am going to expose Vijayawada world of rowdies. We are in the final stages of scripting of the film,” Varma said.