After announcing an official press meet of his film Lakshmi's NTR at Novotel Hotel in Vijayawada, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma was in for an unexpected turn of events. It is known that the film is scheduled for theatrical release in Andhra Pradesh on May 1.
Firstly, the filmmaker announced a press meet at Novotel Hotel in Vijayawada on Sunday. But, he later came up with a tweet: "Hotels in Vijaywada are being warned not to accommodate #LakshmisNTR team ..First Hotel Novotel has cancelled us and now Hotel Ilapuram .This after they have been paid in advance ..The people in power should understand that one can misuse power to delay,but no one can stop truth."
However, the undeterred RGV followed his style and invited media, NTR fans and his followers to NTR circle in Pipula Road, Vijayawada at 4 PM for an 'on-road' press meet. Following that, RGV and his unit were forcefully taken into police custody and detained at Vijayawada airport.
Taking a strong objection to it, Varma said "I do not understand how they (Police) can stop from me visiting Vijayawada and how they don't allow me to stay at a hotel. They didn't care to answer us, when I and my producer questioned them." Finally, police authorities have sent them back to Hyderabad from Vijayawada airport.
When he's in the police custody, RGV tweeted, "I am In police custody now for the only crime of trying to tell truth ..THERE IS NO DEMOCRACY IN ANDHRA PRADESH"
A little while ago, Varma tweeted: "Sorry to inform that the press meet at 4 pm is cancelled because the police stopped us and have barred my entry into Vijaywada and forcibly sending me back to hyderabad ..Hey @ncbn WHERE IS DEMOCRACY ? WHY IS TRUTH BEING BACK STABBED?"