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Mumbai/ Guwahati, May 25: Twitter users on Wednesday opened a war against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma over an image he splashed of BJP MLA from Assam, Angoorlata Deka.
Describing RGV as a man of conservative thinking, users advised him to work on his attitude.
On Tuesday, posting a picture of Angoorlata on Twitter, Verma wrote, "If MLA can look like this,Achche din aagaye hai..Thank you Angoorlataji,Thank you Modiji..1st time I love politics (sic)."
Within seconds, the filmmaker was barraged by tweets with the hashtag #SaySorryRGV.
"When u cant respect women then how can v respect u. #SaySorryRGV," tweeted a user Anirudh Jain.
"Mr RGV learn to give respect to women," wrote Prasenjit C Sarkar.
One Manjoy Dutta tweeted: "@RGVzoomin This is nothing but you have proved again that you have a sick mindset #SaySorryRGV."
Sagar Patil, another Twitter user, posted: "#SaySorryRGV This creates a sense of insecurity in women they feel discouraged. That too from a man who is well known all over india."
RGV has stood by his comment, stating that he "was paying a compliment to her."
He tweeted; "With regards to my comment on Angoorlataji, I was just paying a compliment to her. Since most MLAs don't look good it was such a change."
The angry comments multiplied after Varma's so-called clarification.
Ms Deka, a popular Assamese actor, won from Batadroba constituency against Congress veteran, Gautam Bora. She has worked in several Bengali and Assamese films and once portrayed Bezir Bhutto in Assamese mobile theatre.
The young actor joined BJP last year. She was one of the six women candidates fielded by the party in Assam and one of the two who won.