In a shocking revelation, popular film-maker Ram Gopal Varma(RGV) has claimed that India's most notorious brigand and dacoit, Veerappan, who was shot dead by police officers, had plans of kidnapping one of our country's biggest superstars Rajinikanth.
Ram Gopal Varma, who has worked in Tamil movies like Thiruda Thiruda and Jithan, is currently working on his upcoming film Veerappan, a biopic of the gangster.
It is for this movie he had researched on Veerappan and in the process, acquired knowledge about Veerappan's plans of kidnapping Rajinikanth, RGV has claimed.
What more, the Ratha Sarithiram director has also claimed that Veerappan was under the impression that he was more popular than Rajinikanth.
"Veerappan used to think he is more famous than Rajnikanth and at one point he demanded a film to be made on him as a part of his Ransom," RGV wrote on his official social media page.
He further went on to state, "Veerappan's demand was to get a much bigger film made on him than Shekar Kapur's 'Bandit queen' because he was much bigger than Phoolan Devi."
In an interview to a leading daily, Mr. Varma has said his film on Veerappan would expose the "drama" behind the plot that was devised to kill Veerappan.
"From all the truth I gathered, Veerappan's story was unbelievable. But what is even more unbelievable is the drama which went behind the plan to kill him," he has said.
RGV has gathered information based on his interviews with people who were close to the infamous smuggler and inputs from mediators and police officials involved in the hunt down.
It is to be noted that Veerappan had kidnapped Kannada superstar Dr. Rajkumar, which led to public outcry and violence in the state of Karnataka. Rajkumar, after being held for 108 days, was released unharmed.