April 21, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Bollywood personality Ram Gopal Varma is reportedly said to be scared to cast Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi in the next sequel of Sarkar. This is prompted certain sections of the media to report that Vivek is also being considered for Ramu’s Sarkar 3. Sarkar and its sequel Sarkar Raj have been among Varma’s most successful films so far. He recently spoken about the uproar created about this. He reported said that he wouldn’t dare to cast Vivek in Sarkar 3 for fear of the Bachchan’s reaction. He even remarked that they would kill him if he were to do such a thing!
It was in jest but it sure looked like the fearless Ramu was afraid of certain repercussions regarding casting Vivek!
Varma is one filmmaker who always makes the kind of film he believes in. The flamboyant director is does exactly what he pleases without caring about the consequences. Be it the hype surrounding his controversial flicks like Nishabh or Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag or his alleged closeness to starlets like Priyanka Kothari, the man is undeterred. He also speaks his mind and doesn’t mince words.
Ramu, as he is fondly called, is in the public eye lately post his recent release Phoonk 2. The film was a debacle to say the least and received brickbats galore. Not only does RGV remain unfazed, but also stoutly defends his film. This has brought his next Rakta Charitra, under the scanner. The film stars his protégée Vivek Oberoi. The two will work together for the first time since Ramu launched Vivek in Company in 2002.
— Sampurn Wire