RGV can’t forgive Boney Kapoor

NEW DELHI: His admiration for Sridevi is not known to many but Indian film-maker Ram Gopal Varma has opened up about it in his autobiography by dedicating a chapter on his celebrity crush.

In the book titled Guns and Thighs, Varma describes Sridevi as the “Goddess of beauty” and why he cannot forgive her husband Boney Kapoor. “It was a love letter... I was going overboard but that was my feeling. Everyone can have a crush on anyone, be it on a real person or a celebrity, you enjoy that feeling of high... It is almost like a drug.

“...To see Sridevi making tea in Boney Kapoor’s kitchen was a huge letdown. I won’t forgive him because he brought the angel down from heaven to the kitchen of his apartment,” Varma said while confessing his love for the Chandni star during a session at Times Lit Fest.

Moving on, the Satya director was asked about his feelings for actress Urmila Matondkar, who was considered his muse. Varma revealed in the book that capturing Urmila’s beauty on camera was one of the reasons behind making Rangeela, which turned the actress into a superstar overnight.

“I honestly feel it is important for director to get obsessed with the characters. I think it is similar to how I shot Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkar. He is obviously not a woman but I was feeling a high to capture his close-ups and highlight his minutest of expressions. That way, I don’t see a fundamental difference between a Rangeela and a Sarkar,” he said.

Among the people, who Varma has dedicated his autobiography to, is author Ayn Rand, best known for his book The Fountainhead.

“My greatest dream is to make a film on The Fountainhead, which I have been restraining from doing because it is so much in the mind ... if you read about Howard Roark it is very difficult to see him in person. The moment you see him in person, you would think how he is moving, how he will smile, how will he have a sip of coffee... But that’s my all time dream — to make the film.”