Controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has landed in trouble yet again, this time for triple riding on a motorbike and posting the video of the ride on Twitter. This prompted the police to fine him for a traffic violation in Hyderabad on Saturday. RGV was riding pillion along with director Ajay Bhupathi on a Royal Enfield, with another director, Agsthya, riding the bike.
The trio was riding without wearing a helmet and reached a theatre in Moosapet to watch iSmart Shankar, directed by Puri Jagannadh. A Twitter user pointed out the violation to the Cyberabad police, who then fined the three filmmakers and posted the Rs 1,335 traffic challan for the violation on their Twitter page. The challan has been issued in the name of B Dilip Kumar, in whose name the two-wheeler is registered.
Sir/Madam,â€” CYBERABAD TRAFFIC (@CYBTRAFFIC) July 20, 2019
Your information has been verified and echallan has been generated. Thank for joining hands with Cyberabad Traffic Police in improving road safety. pic.twitter.com/ixGpAgmCKt
RGV himself put up videos and pictures of their ride, and asked where the police were. "Where is the police? I think they are all inside the theatre watching #ismartshankar."
Where is the Police? ..I think they are all inside the theatres watching #issmartshankar @purijagan @Charmmeofficial @ramsayz @NabhaNatesh @AgerwalNidhhi pic.twitter.com/XvQD8Xp0jMâ€” Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) July 20, 2019
However, the Cyberabad police werenâ€™t too far behind.
"Thanks @RGVzoomin for reporting Traffic Violations. We expect the same responsibility in actually following the Traffic rules yourself. By the way, why only theaters? Traffic Police see a lot of drama, circus like below on roads every minute," the police tweeted.
Thanks @RGVzoomin for reporting Traffic Violations. We expect the same responsibility in actually following the Traffic rules your self. By the way, why only theaters?, Traffic Police see a lot of drama, circus like below on roads every minute. pic.twitter.com/fCT3FFRQ9bâ€” CYBERABAD TRAFFIC (@CYBTRAFFIC) July 20, 2019
This is how RGV replied:
@cyberabadpolice gaaru, I loveeeee uuuuuuuuu and I want to kiss u non stop for 39 days for the fantaaaaastic work u are doing and if I had a second daughter I would have requested u to be my son in law https://t.co/LNcU2vsS0eâ€” Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) July 20, 2019
Apart from the challan, Cyberabad Police Traffic DCP Vijay Kumar told ANI that the three riders will have to undergo counselling at their Traffic Training Institutes.
â€śBeing a responsible citizen, (Ram Gopal)Varma should have followed the rules,â€ť he said.
Earlier, RGV created a stir at iSmart Shankar's success party by pouring liquor on himself. In the video posted on Twitter, he is seen hugging its director Puri Jagannadh and actor Charmi Kaur, who are also the co-producers of the movie.