But Ram Gopal Varma is too intimidated to ask the queen of soaps out on a date
|I'm too sexy for ramu! Ekta Kapoor|
Gopal Varma loves to make shocking confessions but his latest one has
us really stumped! RGV says he finds Ekta Kapoor very hot and feels
like a tongue-tied schoolboy in front of her.
It started soon
after producer Ekta sent him a blank cheque after seeing the promos of
Sarkar Raj. Ramu laughs, "Let me clarify that Ekta didn't give me a
blank cheque but offered me one. That was her way of showing how much
she trusts me."My idea of sexiness
gesture excited Ramu, "I have always been a great admirer of Ekta. The
fact that she's a young entrepreneur, her achievements in the
television industry, her attitude and strong character has always been
admirable but above it all, I think she's very sexy! She fits into my
concept of sexiness."
And what's that? Ramu says, "My
description of sexy is anybody who is strong, intelligent and has got
an attitude. Real sexiness is more about personality, than physical
sexiness. Strength of character, one's own individuality and doing
exactly what she wants to do. In all that, Ekta fits the bill."
chances of the filmmaker asking the soap queen out? Both being single
and available? Ramu says, "Thanks but that's not on the agenda. I feel
intimidated by Ekta.
I like the fact that here's this
beautiful, young woman talking business, money and shares very much. I
find that very attractive but being with someone as strong as her would
reduce me to feeling like the maid of the house."
On the professional front there have been more brickbats than bouquets but Ramu remains unfazed, "Filmmaking is a business.
I can't take the credit for the success of Rangeela, Satya or Company
or Sarkar similarly for Aag, Daud etc, I can't take the credit for its
failure. Once I realise this was a mistake I made, I move on. So 20
days after Aag released, I had already started shooting my next film
Contract and finished it." Analysing flops
amuses Ramu is when people ask him the difference between Aag and
Saawariya as both were reported as flops. Ramu says, "The primary
difference is that Aag was made out of arrogance and Saawariya was made
out of passion and arrogance. I was arrogant enough to think I could
remake Sholay better."
So there's no similarity? "The
similarity between Aag and Saawariya is the fact that nobody asked us
the stories. Nobody asked Sanjay Leela Bhansali because of his
credibility and as it was being made with newcomers. Nobody asked me
for the story in Aag because they thought I was making Sholay.
That was our common point. But I don't think I had one-tenth of the
passion Sanjay had in the making of Saawariya. On the brighter side, if
I had made Aag as passionately as he made Saawariya, Aag would have
cost 10 times more," Ramu grins.