By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Reacting sharply to a report that character-actor Ravi Kale plays a character inspired by Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray's nephew Raj Thackeray, Ram Gopal Varma laughs, "I see no reason to unnecessarily politicize Sarkar Raj with speculation. There's no character even remotely resembling the gentleman you've mentioned. And Ravi Kale who is in both the Sarkar films doesn't play a character similar to any politician, living or dead."
Ramu stresses that he doesn't have real-life politicians in Sarkar Raj. "As it is, I've personally admitted that Sarkar Raj is my most political film to date. If on top of that I'm constantly accused of planting this or that politician in the plot there's bound to be an unnecessary stress. Right now my concentration is on releasing Aag and Darling on two consecutive Fridays. Let's see if Darling ko Aag jhulas legi," he jokes.