Controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma appeared before the Hyderabad police on Saturday following a case of obscenity booked against him for his movie God, Sex and Truth, and also for his derogatory remarks on a woman activist.
The filmmaker, whose controversial movie with American porn star Mia Malkova was released on internet last month, appeared before the officials of Central Crime Station (CCS) in response to the notice served on him.
A five-member team questioned Varma about the allegations made against him by women activists. After questioning, he was again asked to appear before the police on Monday.
On January 25, a day before the release of the movie, Varma was booked by the CCS after activist Devi filed a complaint.
A case under section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 was booked against him for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form.
The filmmaker was also booked under sections 506 and 509 of Indian Penal Code for making personal comments against a women activist P Mani.
During a debate about the movie on Tv9- a Telugu news channel, activist Mani accused him of promoting obscenity. In response, Varma mocked and said he’d make the film with her instead of Mia Malkova.
“I'll leave God, Sex and Truth, leave Mia Malkova and make the film with her. To me, she’s more lovely than Mia Malkova. I find her face to be more lovely than that of Mia Malkova.”
The CCS this week issued a fresh notice to Varma as he failed to appear before the officials earlier.
Women's organisations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh had staged protests last month demanding a ban on the release of the movie on internet and Varma's immediate arrest.
The activists alleged that Varma released the movie on the web to avoid certification by the authorities.
They said the filmmaker is portraying woman as a sex object and promoting pornography.
(With inputs from IANS)