‘Baahubali’ Producer Slams Resul Pookutty’s ‘Gay Love Story’ Remark on ‘RRR’; the latter responds

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Shobu Yarlagadda, who produced the epic drama franchise ‘Baahubali’, responded to Resul Pookutty’s comments in which he called SS Rajamouli’s recently released film ‘RRR’ a ‘gay love story’ and said the Actor Alia Bhatt had been used merely as a “prop” in the big-budget film. His response came in response to a tweet posted by actor Munish Bhardwaj, who called the period action drama “30 minutes of garbage”. The Oscar-winning sound designer’s remarks about the film drew strong reactions from netizens, while in a tweet, Shobu Yarlagadda disagreed with his comments.

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Shobu, calling out Resul’s remark, said he doesn’t think “RRR” is a gay love story. However, he asked her then what even if it was. “I don’t think @RRRMovie is a gay love story as you say, but even if it was, is a ‘gay love story’ a bad thing? How can you justify the ‘use that? down!’ read his tweet.

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In a counter-twitter, Resul asked Shobu not to take his comments “seriously” and clarified that his remarks were not intended to offend anyone associated with the film.

Absolutely okay. Absolutely nothing wrong even if it was. I just quoted2 my friend, a joke that already exists in the public domain and nothing else. I don’t mean any offence2 no stakeholders. I rest my case here!” he writes in his counterpost.

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Resul Pookuty received the Oscar for Best Sound Mixing in 2009 for his work on Danny Boyle’s film “Slumdog Millionaire” and also won the BAFTA award for Best Sound in the same year.

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“RRR”, which stands for “Rise Roar Revolt”, is a fictional story based on the lives of two real-life revolutionaries: Alluri Sitarama Raju, played by Ram Charan, and Komaram Bheem, played by Jr. NTR. The film also starred Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran.

The pan-Indian film received a lot of acclaim for its magnanimous big-screen presentation, earning a whopping sum of over 1200 crores worldwide. His great vision, his stunts and the song “Naacho Naacho” written by MM Keeravani also became popular on the charts.

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