During an interview with TOI, Ram Gopal Varma revealed that Abhishek was supposed to do Rana Daggubati's role in Department. In fact, it was Abhishek, who convinced RGV to sign Sanjay Dutt for the film, despite of the filmmaker's reluctance towards Dutt. But later on, the junior Bachchan couldn't do the film and RGV had no other option except Sanjay Dutt. So, the entire blame for Department's failure goes to Abhishek Bachchan.
On the other hand, Sanjay Dutt is extremely miffed with RGV and commented that "I really don't know if I shall work with Ramu again.” It was reported earlier that Ram Gopal Varma had apparently developed creative differences with Sanjay Dutt on the sets of Department. Hitting back against Dutt's comments, RGV said that he does not want to see the actor's face for the rest of his life. We hope, this blame game makes an end soon.