The decision of maverick director Ramgopal Verma popularly known as RGV to produce a film on the tragic love story of Amrutha-Pranay has come under sharp criticism from none other than Amrutha herself who charged RGV of selling fake story by using their names.
Mother of a year-old baby, Amrutha shot an open letter to RGV stating that she wanted to commit suicide soon after she heard the news of his announcement to make a film on their life and claimed that story was a complete fake and charged that the so-called filmmaker wants to make money from their ordeals. She also complained that Verma had no respect for women. “I pity you, Mr Varma, for not having a mother who could teach you the values to respect a Woman”, she said.
Here is Amrutha’s Letter in full:
I was taking a nap today afternoon, my Attamma (Mother-in-law) and Mammayya (Father-in-law) were going through stress after receiving a message which had my photograph, along with my late husband Pranay and late father Maruti Rao posted by so-called controversial film Director Ram Gopal Varma on his personal Twitter account.”
Both my in-laws were worried about how we gonna deal with this new problem in our life. They woke me up and told to control myself before showing me the post.
As I saw the post, the first thing came into my mind is to commit suicide. My whole world turned upside down again. My heart was unable to take the pain. All these days and months from the day of the murder of my husband Pranay, I struggled to live my life with self-respect against the heartless society that was tearing apart my character, my life and my decision to marry a person whom I loved.
No one knows my story except the people who are very close to me. My father was living a false life powered by his pride in his caste and the wealth he acquired. And this was the very reason he killed my husband through contract killers, who ruthlessly killed him before my eyes in broad daylight while I was pregnant.
I was fighting for justice, running around courts and police stations, facing media on my face with my pregnancy and post-delivery. I died several times trying to digest the false propaganda, assassinating Panay’s character and mine in various ways through the print and electronic media.
I carry a heavy heart every day, every night and sometimes I burst into tears when my newborn kid stares at his father’s wall-size photograph. I know why he stares at him, my little kid never watched his father in real life, My little kid might be in a thought that why this person never comes to me? And it will be a big challenge for me to make him understand the social structure we are living in and what killed his father.
And now I see a new challenge to fight against Ram Gopal Varma, for using our photographs on a public platform. I will not be surprised if he uses the photograph of my kid. It took me a lot of time to understand that the common people who are living by caste feelings and prejudice about my life are merely uncivilized and uneducated. I never thought a filmmaker who gives lectures on the thought process of the society on various issues of life would not give a thought about asking permission for using our photographs on twitter and also claiming to tell our story.
There are numerous messages flooding in my inbox and Instagram tagging me with his post. I have suffered a lot from online abuse since the murder happened. People ask me to marry them, people ask me about my sexual life, people ask me if I am having an affair, people ask me to die.
And now because of Ram Gopal Varma, I am going to face many more waves of abuse and new propaganda if I am having an affair with film producers. Wish he knows the pain of young widowed woman like me in the society.
I am trying to live a normal life with a lot of responsibility to take care of my fatherless kid. Parenting is the most important aspect of life that shapes a person, his thought process and decisions. The very reason for me to come out of my house and live with a person I loved itself shows the kind of environment I lived in my growing years and which indeed shaped my decisions.
I was shivering every minute after seeing the post of Ram Gopal Varma that he will be releasing the poster of a film based on my life story today at 5 pm. I am trying to live a peaceful life to protect my kid’s life and this post of Ram Gopal Varma once again pulled me into the eyes of the whole society.
I am sure you must have gained a lot of publicity without having any concern for a single mother who is going through a stressful emotional life every single day from the day of the murder of her husband.
I have seen the poster you released, it is nowhere related to my life. It’s a fake story that you want to sell by using our names. We are popular names because of the injustice done to my dreams of living a beautiful life and I never thought a national level public figure like you would use it for your two-minute fame.
The day I reveal my story to my kid, your photograph will be a part of it. I pity you Mr.Ram Gopal Varma for not having a mother who could teach you the values to respect a Woman.
I am not going to give you any publicity fighting a case against you. You are just a part of this selfish, heartless, manipulative and cruel society in the name of a fake filmmaker, I have seen more life than you in terms of pain. Rest in peace.”