Maverick director Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) has come down heavily on celebs like Mahesh Babu and Prakash Raj for insulting the poor villagers by adopting their villages.
Tollywood celebrities like Mahesh Babu and Prakash Raj recently adopted 3 villages in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana. Many praised them, but their act did not go down well some people. Director Teja mocked them in his press conference, saying they might have adopted the villages to get some tax exemption.
Ram Gopal Varma is the latest celebrity to attack them on a public platform. On 21 September, the filmmaker took to his Twitter page and condemned them without mentioning their names in a series of tweets. He says that the rich celebs are insulting the villagers by treating them like beggars or orphans. "If villages have any self respect they should protest," the director urged.
Meanwhile, Ram Gopal Varma also condemned the government for allowing celebs to adopt villages. He said that this trend will lead to kingdom culture or anarchy and also questioned why celebrities do not adopt slum areas in the city like Ameerpet and Dhoolpet, where a lot of poor people stay without basic infrastructure and amenities.
Here is the series of Twitter posts of Ram Gopal Varma:
I find this whole thing of celebs adopting villages very insulting to villages..No self respecting village will allow itself to be adopted
Imagine how insulting we will feel if a Hollywood star would want to adopt india reminding us that we are an under developed country
Do People who adopt think villages are orphans or beggars or handicapped or what? If villages have any self respect they should protest
Any village who is willing to be adopted is actually admitting that its depending on left over morsels thrown at it by the rich and famous
They say villages are the strength of the country and then they insult them by telling the whole world the villages live on their mercy
If Normal stars also are adopting a village should very powerful stars adopt many many many villages?
I think it's a conspiracy of government to incite the rich and the famous to adopt villages so that it itself doesn't need to do anything
Villages should try to become cities and not depend on charity of people who adopt them ..Then only they will respectfully develop
Adoptation will lead to kingdom culture as celeb who adopted village wil think himself as king of village bcos village depended on his mercy
Celebrities adopting villages is primarily about satisfying their alter ego in bragging to others that the village depends on their mercy
I wonder if any celebrity will adopt the back lanes of Ameerpet in Hyderabad.I think there are more poor people there than in many villages
Villages atleast have so called green fields and supposedly pure air ..Dirty back lanes in cities don't have that too ..who will adopt them?
Celebs will prefer villages to adopt because villages sound nicely exotic and poetic and Dhoolpet sounds dirty
I don't think any celeb will have a heart enough to adopt the people living along side the dirtiest place on the planet ..The Musi River
Rich people are individuals and poor people are only a number and rich people adopt poor people to see that they forever remain a number
Poor villagers if they have self respect should rebel against the charity giving rich people and work hard to become rich people themselves