RGV scares Mumbai city

MUMBAI: Hours after all hell broke lose Ram Gopal Varma is unapologetic about the ‘corpses’ appended to hoardings of his on-release film Agyaat. “It was meant to create curiosity and it succeeded to that extent,” says Ram Gopal Varma. “Agyaat is a horror film and the entire concept of an invisible force killing people hinges on brutal and gruesome deaths. We thought the idea of putting a dummy — corpse on the hoardings would attract eyeballs. And we succeeded.”

Now Ramu doesn’t mind getting those supposedly offensive dummies — corpses off the hoardings. “But I can’t understand why a hard-hitting poster designed specifically for a horror film should be offensive when there are so many other issues that openly mock at our sense of aesthetics.”

“I don’t think dummy-corpses on hoardings indicate any sense of social irresponsibility on my part. It’s not as if I’ve actually killed anyone,” he added