Ram Gopal Varma is anything but shy from controversy. Always having something to say which causes a stir, a recent out-break came as a shock to many when he took to social media and tweeted about superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Now the filmmaker has expressed he feels this Khan doesn’t hold the top spot in the industry anymore.
When the media caught up with Varma, they asked about his opinion on actor Salman Khan’s “emerging” stardom,��The Indian Express reported the film maker stating, “What do you mean by emerging? He already is a bigger star than SRK right now. Eventually stardom is about collections. The star whose last three films collected the biggest will obviously be the bigger superstar.”
Talking about how he feels actor’s should choose their roles, Varma added, “Films work on two levels. I don�۪t subscribe to the fact that it is the story that makes the film work. It is the emotion. Emotion can be created by a star. Just the sight of a SRK or Rajnikanth can give you a high. And all the film needs to do is not to bore you. It doesn�۪t need to tell you a story also. I think especially for superstars it is very dangerous to take up a story or different kind of a concept unless he is consciously making the decision.”
“That is where I drew the comparison to Leonardo Di Caprio. Caprio is a superstar but the fact that he wants to push himself into very different kind of cinema is a conscious decision that he has taken. That�۪s up to him what he wants to do. But here somebody wants to become a superstar. He wants every film to collect 300 or 400 crores. Then you can�۪t afford to be like that,” he went on to say.
Varma’s forthcoming movie will be a biopic titled ‘Veerapan’, which is set for release on 27th May.