Harish Shankar, 'Valmiki' of Varun Tej meets controversy
Harish Shankar The next S 'Valmiki' movie starring Varun Tej , Pooja hegde & Atharvaa It seems to have met with some controversy.
Apparently offended by the title, the members of the Valmiki community have filed a police complaint against the film. Representatives of the Valmiki Reservation Porata Samithi reportedly filed a complaint at Guntur accusing director Harish & the producer of making money off a violent film named after the sage Maharshi Valmiki .
Responding to the complaint, Harish Shankar took to social media & wrote, “ Valmiki poojinchina Ramudu Kooda Dharmam Kosam fighting chesadu.... anyways we will respect & consider the concerns of # Valmiki Community.” (sic) Clarifying that Varun Tej ’s character isn’t even named Valmiki in the first place, he added, “And before getting into anything I would like to clearly state that Hero’s name is NOT “ Valmiki “ in the film .... So Our hero isn’t named after the great VALMIKI.” (sic)
And before getting into anything I would like to see that state Hero's name is NOT Valmiki in the film .... ... https://t.co/Kwa3Db4rBO - Harish Shankar .S (@ harish2you) 1562394872000
It remains to be seen if this will be enough for the community withdraw your complaint. the pre-teaser of the film released recently. Only 18-seconds long, with no dialogues, the pre-teaser sees Varun Tej in a whole new, buff avatar, sporting a beard. The actor even sports surma & a scar on his face.
With music from Mickey J Meyer , the pre-teaser offers a sneak peek into his look. ‘ Valmiki ’ will see cinematography by Ayanaka Bose while Karthik Subbaraj has penned the story & Chota K Prasad will edit the film. Nothing much about the film is known so further details are awaited.