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The News Minute | October 5, 2014 | 12.20 am IST

Ram Gopal Varma is in the midst of another contentious issue, yet again.

The first look of ‘Savitri’, Ram Gopal Varma’s next movie is out and posters of the movie were released by the director. However, the posters which depict a school boy fantasizing about his school teacher has created a controversy with child rights organizations raising objections to the ‘vulgar’ depiction.

Each of the posters which are freely available on the Internet show a young school boy gazing at his school teacher in different positions. 

The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has also taken up a suo moto case against Varma saying that the depiction is vulgar and violation of child rights is a crime under the IPC and punishable with imprisonment.

Achyuta Rao, a member of the SCPCR who spoke to The News Minute said "Children go to school to study, not to have physical relationship with their teachers or somebody at the school".

Objecting to the posters which described a 'boy of 13 or 14 gazing at the private parts of his teacher', Rao also objected to Varma's 'call to people to share their stories on their fantasies with their teachers which he would include in his upcoming movie Savitri'. 

The SCPCR has also issued a notice to Varma, the Censor board and the Commissioner of Police of Hyderabad to prevent display of the posters in public, said Rao.

Just a month ago, a criminal complaint was filed against the director for making objectionable statements on Lord Ganesha on Twitter. He is also known for his controversial movie, Nishabd, a movie which depicted Amitabh Bachchan as an elderly man in love with his daughter’s friend. His movie Sarkar Raj also irked Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray for its resemblance to the Thackeray family.

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