By Devansh Patel, Bollywood Hungama News Network
'Armed with a degree in journalism, Purab Shastri truly believes that the media should be the check point for the people of a country, and therefore, it should report news, instead of manufacturing news. Purab's thinking sets him apart from most youngsters of this country. While everyone is chasing their individual dreams, Purab aggressively wants to work towards a better India. Needless to say, a clash between Purab and the powers-that-be looks inevitable. It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong! Will Purab be one of the many who submit themselves to the media hypocrisy?'
Now you may be wondering whom we are talking about. Purab is Riteish Deshmukh who plays a journalist in Ram Gopal Varma's biggest film to be released next year titled Rann. Now we all know that wherever RGV goes, controversy follows. That is exactly what happened yesterday in Mumbai and like Purab of Rann, there were many journalists who targeted both Ram Gopal Varma and Riteish Deshmukh on their shocking visit to The Taj Hotel with the Chief Minister of Mumbai Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Some reporters thought that RGV's visit to the Taj was to make a film on the Taj and the Oberoi bombings. While others verbally assaulted the director as if he was in some museum or a mall. Within minutes, the news story became the news headlines on national television and the only question being asked was: What was RGV doing inside the Taj hotel with the Deshmukhs?
Bollywood Hungama found out some of the facts leading to yesterday's breaking news. Our sources confirmed to us that RGV is leaving on the 5th of December to Sri Lanka for the shoot of his next film Agyaat. So before leaving, he wanted to wrap up some important meetings with the star cast of Rann. Since last one week Mohnish Behl, Rajpal Yadav, Riteish Deshmukh and Gul Panag have been visiting RGV's office in Oshiwara to discuss their look for the film and few other details. Not many know but Riteish has the most important role in the film according to RGV and discussions between the actor and director were increasing day by day. But due to the Mumbai bombings, this time around, Ramu thought of paying the junior Deshmukh a visit at his residence-Varsha, to talk about the film. Both were busy talking about Rann for half an hour and then decided to part ways when suddenly Riteish told RGV to accompany him in his car along with his father Vilasrao Deshmukh's convoy which was heading towards the Taj hotel. Unaware of where the convoy was going, both the actor and the director started chatting a bit about the recent attacks and then their film till their car stopped just outside the Taj. With no clue as to what was happening, RGV got down along with his actor friend Riteish and followed Vilasrao inside the Taj. RGV was also heard on the television clarifying that his visit was a mere coincidence and bad timing.
Knowing the type of films Ramu makes, one can't think but come to a conclusion that his visit was primarily to make another dark and a grim reality flick. Now if that was the case, how come the director missed his visit to the Leopold cafe, Nariman House and the Trident Oberoi? Whether Ram Gopal Varma will make another realistic film with terrorism as it's backdrop is something which only the maverick director will be able to tell us in the near future but what we can say is that this incident of him entering the Taj with the Deshmukh's is creating one hell of a 'news story'.