NEW DELHI: DIRECTOR Ram Gopal Varma has infuriated Karan Johar again by expressing a desire to remake Raavan as My Name Is Raavan. The two filmmakers, who make no secret of their dislike, used twitter to hit back at each other.
"I want to remake Raavan and I want to request Mani to remake Aag," Varma wrote about Mani Ratnam's Raavan. “I got a better idea… I will make My Name Is Raavan and Mani should make Raavan Ki Kurbaan," said Varma, taking a pot shot at Karan Johar's recently released films My Name Is Khan and Kurbaan.
Varma also commented on Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming superhero film Raa.1.
"Let's all hope and pray that Raa.1 does not become SRK Ki Baarish," he added. To which, Johar tweeted: "@RGVzoomin...you have an amazing sense of humour ramu!! Never shows up in your films though."
Not the one to be left behind, Varma shot back, "@kjohar25 ha ha karan because of the constant bashing I receive I developed my sense of humour as a defence mechanism (sic)."
The whole argument started when Varma commented on the unfavourable reactions to Ratnam's latest film. "I have to bear with my flops and then also with everyone’s flops because whenever whoever's flop comes they invariably compare it with Aag. For Tashan they said it's Aditya Ki Aag. For Chandni Chowk... they said Akshay Ki Aag. For Kites they said Hritik Ki Aag and now it’s Mani (Ratnam) Ki Aag," the director said.
"Well am happy that if not for anything else I at least set a bench mark for flops. Also I realised that now Aag has become more popular than Sholay...that is because a hit like Sholay comes once in a life time and a flop like Aag comes every few months," he added.
The war-of-words between Varma and Johar is not new. It all started when Varma remarked that the scariest film he had ever seen was Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. The comment didn't go down well with Johar.