RGV’s Vangaveeti lands into trouble again: Ayyappa devotees file police complaint

Ayyappa devotees S Kiran Kumar, V Ashok and V Vijay have lodged a complaint against RGV for showing Ayyappa devotees as assassins in the film

RGV’s Vangaveeti lands into trouble again: Ayyappa devotees file police complaint

Ram Gopal Varma’s new Telugu political drama film Vangaveeti seems to be getting embroiled in new controversies every day.

Based on the lives of politician Vangaveeti Radha and his brother Mohana Ranga, the film is set against the backdrop of gang wars in Vijayawada of the 1980s. It has sparked protests ever since its release on December 23.

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After Vangaveeti’s son and YSRC leader Radha warned Varma of “dire consequences” for portraying his father as a gangster, Ayyappa devotees from Hyderabad have now filed a complaint against him at Kushaiguda in the city, alleging defamation.


Ayyappa devotees S Kiran Kumar, V Ashok and V Vijay lodged a complaint against RGV for showing Ayyappa devotees as assassins in the film, according to a report in
News Minute
.

Since a rowdy character wearing the Ayyappa Mala has been shown as a murderer, the devotees alleged that it was against the rigorous deeksha of Lord Ayyappa. However, the case is yet to be booked.

The Radha Ranga Mitra Mandali, followers of Vangaveeti Radha Krishna, on Friday protested and raised slogans at Y Screens multiplex located in Pundit Nehru Bus Station against RGV, demanding the withdrawal of the title of the movie and alleging that it does not reflect facts.