Resul Pookutty Oscar-winning sound designer who stirred up a storm, after he called SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR’s gay love story, has been slammed for his remark by Baahubali producer Shobu Yarlagadda. The producer said it’s disappointing that one of his accomplishments can ‘stoop so low’.
RRR is a fictional story set in the 1920s pre-independent era and is based on the lives of two real heroes and revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. While Ram Charan played Ram, Jr NTR was seen as Bheem.
Resul Pookutty slammed by Baahubali producer on RRR: ‘How is gay love story a bad thing?’
This film was made on a budget of Rs.300 crore approximately. This film has earned over Rs.1200 crores on its theatrical run. On Monday, Pookutty called RRR a’ gay love story’ while replying a tweet by actor-writer Munish Bharadwaj.
Baahubali producer Shobu asked even if RRR were a gay love story, what’s wrong in it? “I don’t think @RRRMovie is a gay love story as you say but even if it was, is ‘gay love story’ a bad thing? How can you justify using this? Extremely disappointed that one of your accomplishments can stoop so low! (sic),” he wrote.
In his defense, Resul said that he merely quoted an article that described RRR as a gay love story. “Agree totally. Absolutely nothing wrong even if it was. I merely quoted my friend, the banter that already exists in the public domain and nothing else. There is no stopping factor in this. You don’t have to take it seriously Shobu, I didn’t mean any offense to any stakeholders. I rest my case here! (sic),” said Resul.