In a statement released to the media, Ram Gopal Varma explains that Department is a story on the politics within the hierarchy of Indian police officials. Ramu has been known to make hard-hitting films in the past, and according to the director, Department takes off where Company ended. And like many of his earlier works, this time too, RGV has found inspiration from real life. Though the director is not prepared to take any names, Ram Gopal Varma confirms that it was his interaction with a police officer that inspired him to make Department.
Shooting work is scheduled to begin by the month of April next year. By signing Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role, Ram Gopal Varma has put to rest all rumors surrounding his apparent fall-out with the actor.