Controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has once again stirred up a debate with his recent speech at Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Varma, known for his films like Satya, Sarkar, and Rangeela, completed his Bachelor of Technology degree 37 years ago and finally received his degree.
During his speech, Varma urged students to enjoy every moment in life and not be too serious about their studies. He said, “After death, we are promised a reunion with Rambha, Urvashi, and Tilottama, the three heavenly beauties. So, what if we can’t find them? Because of this, I can finally appreciate life. I only want you to do what makes you happy: eat, drink, and be merry.”
Varma also expressed his desire to be the lone male survivor of human civilization following the coronavirus outbreak, as it would allow him to spend time with all the beautiful women in the world. He criticized elders for imposing restrictions on young students, advising pupils to do things as per their comfort.
Following his speech, Varma shared a photo of his B.tech degree on Twitter and expressed his gratitude to the university and Professor Raja Shekhar, the vice chancellor of the institute, who presented him with a bouquet.
“Super thrilled to receive my B tech degree today 37 years after I passed, which I never took it in 1985 since I wasn’t interested in practicing civil engineering… Thank you Acharya Nagarjuna University. Mmmmmmuuaahh,” he tweeted.
While Varma’s films have garnered critical acclaim, his controversial statements have often landed him in hot water. Nonetheless, the filmmaker remains unapologetic about his views, which continue to generate buzz among the media and the public alike.