Ram Gopal Varma has revealed that forest brigand Veerappan once tried to kidnap none other than superstar Rajinikanth.
According to a report in Bombay Times, the director has reportedly said that the dreaded decoit wanted to kidnap the actor in the same way he had kidnapped Kannada superstar Rajkumar.
The filmmaker said thathe learnt about this plan through sources close to the bandit. Ram Gopal Verma said that from all the truth he gathered, Veerappan’s story was unbelievable. But what is even more unbelievable is the drama which went behind the plan to kill him.
He tweeted “Veerappan used to think he is more famous than Rajnikanth and at one point he demanded a film to be made on him as a part of his Ransom.”
In his upcoming film, ‘Veerappan’ , the director showcases one of the biggest manhunts in history. Based on the life of the infamous sandalwood smuggler, it narrates his story through the point of view of those who were involved in his encounter.
RGV gathered his research material based on interviews with some of the dacoit’s ex-gang members and people who used to mediate between him and the government. He also got information from officers who were a part of the operation to nab him, according to the report.