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Ram Gopal Varma to take on the media

rediff Entertainment Bureau | August 18, 2008 14:20 IST

Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma is all set to take on the media. In his latest blog post, the director claims that he will make a film on the media industry, and expose them.

'I am just on the verge of finishing a script I am working on about the functioning and psychology of media,' Varma writes. 'So far, you have seen the media exposing things and now I want to expose the media in all its naked glory. I promise you that it will be one hell of a striptease.'

The director seems to be upset with the media ever since critics panned his film, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, where the director attempted to make his version of Ramesh Sippy's classic, Sholey. Later, when Sarkar Raj released, RGV defended his film against the critics on Amitabh Bachchan's [Images] blog.

'The media has transformed from a truth-telling machinery to a power-mongering and money making enterprise,' Varma wrote. 'The only difference between a stripteaser and the media is that a stripteaser bares herself so that others can enjoy her and give money, and the media strips others so that some others can enjoy and give them the money.'

But before we watch the director take on the media, we will be treated to his horror film, Phoonk, releasing on August 22.

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