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)

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.