Ram Gopal Varma had gone of to sleep late at night keeping his TV set on. So when he woke up the next morning, the first thing he saw on TV was the banner head line 'Michael Jackson is Dead".
A fan of the great King of Pop like countless others, Ramu however has penned down in his unique manner why he hates Michael Jackson.
States Ramu, “I hate Michael Jackson. I hate him for dying and making me realize that he is finally only a human being. I hate that he too has to breathe to live. I hate that he too has a heart which can stop like anybody else"s. I hate that I lived to see a scroll on CNN “Michael Jackson"s body sent to Mortuary". I truly truly hate Michael Jackson for becoming a grim reality from a fantastic fantasy. I love you Michael wherever you are… and I will always love you."
Ramu however also recalls, “It was not only his dancing or his singing or even his music, but the sheer power of his presence and the aura around him is what swept me away. I attended his concert in Mumbai along with Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan while I was making Daud. On stage Michael Jackson looked like some being who has come from some other world in outer space as a favour to entertain us for a little while. I never cared or thought about the scandals that surrounded him as what he has done to me and my senses far out weighed anything else he might have done and like I said, for me in my mind he was like a creation of God or whatever that thing which creates when in a very special mood as a very very special gift to mankind."