Remaking a cult film was never going to be an easy task, even if you had Amitabh Bachchan on your side. But RGV decided to remake Sholay, and no amount of newsprint begging him not to, could make him change his mind.
Sholay's director Ramesh Sippy came close, when his production house sued RGV, as he did not have the rights to use the title Sholay, or any of the characters in the film.
But RGV seemed determined, and even lent his own name to the film's title. He changed the characters' names as well -- so Gabbar Singh became Babban, Veeu became Heeru, Jai became Raj, Thakur became Inspector Narsimha, Basanti became Ghungroo and Radha became Durga Devi.
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag turned out to be the biggest disaster in Hindi cinema.