By Hindustan Times
After his last release Department, logged poor collections at the box office, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who apparently developed creative differences with Sanjay Dutt, on Tuesday said he had a harrowing time working with the actor in the movie.
Department starred Sanjay Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan and Rana Dagubbati in the lead besides Anjana Sukhani and Abhimanyu Singh in pivotal roles. The film released on May 18 and was panned by critics.
Reportedly made at a budget of Rs. 30 crore, the film has so far earned Rs. 7 crore at the box office.
"Whatever else happening to Department I am supremely happy that I don't want to see the faces of Sanjay Dutt and Dharam Oberoi (CEO of Sanjay Dutt Productions) for the rest of my life," Varma wrote on Twitter.
While the shooting of the film was going on, there were reports that both Varma and Dutt were at loggerheads. However, during media interactions both denied it.
"From forcing me to take Kangana (Kangana Ranaut) out of the film to constantly cornering me to change screenplay, I had the most horrible time working with Dutt," Varma said.
Both Dutt and Oberoi too had expressed displeasure over the way the film was handled by Varma.
"If Dutt and Oberoi think I am the bad in Department lets wait for Zilla Ghaziabad and Soham's film where I am not there to spoil their creative inputs," Varma said.
How it started
Dutt told Mumbai Mirror: "I have been in the industry for 32 years and I know which cameras are suitable and which are not. But ab kya karen? Jo ho gaya so ho gaya. But yes, I really don't know at this point of time if I want to work with Ramu again."
After Department debacle, seems like Sanjay Dutt is really pissed off with RGV!
However, Ramu is contented with his film and thinks of it as a classic.