Film-maker Ram Gopal Varma says fans of Rajinikanth will "kill" him if he tries to make a movie with him, after the director tweeted as to how can "somebody with his looks" become a superstar. Varma, in a series of tweets, wondered how can someone with looks of the Tamil actor become a superstar. His tweets were met with extreme reactions from the fans who took offence over his views.
"I think some of those Rajini fans are so dumb, they didn't even understand I was complementing him. If a very handsome man becomes a big star, what's the big deal? It happens all the time. But Rajinikanth looking like that, becomes a big star.. That is a compliment. God favours him much more than anyone else. That's what I meant.''
Actress Amy Jackson had tweeted a picture of herself and Rajinikanth earlier, saying, "I don't think I've ever looked so happy on a photograph. Rajiniji, I feel super honoured to be acting alongside you." To which, Varma began a series of tweet writing, "This man by being the biggest star ever, completely destroys the notion of looks being important for stardom... He is a bad looker, doesn't have 6 packs, short with a disproportionate body and knows just second half dance movements," he had tweeted. "Nowhere in the world, a man who looks like this can be SuperStar. I wonder what he did to God that God did this to him," the filmmaker had tweeted on Sunday.
Varma was speaking at the trailer launch of his upcoming Hindi film "Verrappan". When asked if he would make a film with the star in the future, the director said, "I think Rajini fans will kill me if I make a film now. So unless all those dumb guys go, I am not going to go there."