Like his earlier movies, Ram Gopal Varma's latest movie Bejawada has become a controversial movie. From the day it was announced, the movie has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Be it the title, which was earlier titled Bejawada Rowdilu, or the content of the film that is based on the real life story of ex-politicians of Vijayawada, the Telugu movie has garnered strong reactions from various groups.
The followers of Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga, the slain politician, have warned Ram Gopal Varma that they would not let the screening of the film if it shows their leader in a poor light. They would not tolerate any attempt to defame the ex-politician. Bejawada is based on the real life conflicts between two politicians Devineni Nehru and late legislator Vangaveeti Ranga.
Their rivalry took an ugly turn when they lost their close members of the family in the bitter battle for supremacy. As a result, Devineni Nehru's two siblings were assassinated and Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga and his brother were killed in 1980s. However, forthcoming Bejawada is directed by Vivek Krishna and it stars Naga Chaitanya and Amala Paul in the lead roles. It will hit the screens on November 24.