Oct 7, 2008

Ram Gopal Varma meets Suri in Anantapur

Ram Gopal Varma has begun pre-production work for his new Telugu production, Rakta Charitra, a film based on Paritala Ravi. RGV met Maddela Cheruvu Suryanarayana alias Suri, the prime accused in Paritala’s murder, on October 4 in Anantapur jail and enquired about his equation with Partiala, his murder and the factionism in general.

RGV took special permission from Police high officials in Hyderabad and met Suri in Anantapur prison.

He is also planning to meet Partila Ravi’s wife Sunita in her village. RGV is expected to tour the area as part of his research on the subject.

Rakta Charitra (Blood Stained History) is to be directed by newcomers Dharma and Raksha, while RGV is producing it. The film will chronicle the life and times of Paritala Ravi. It will be made in a realistic mode ala RGV’s Satya and Company.

Telugu Desam Party Minister Partitala Ravi was brutally murdered by his opponents at the party office in Anantapur on January 25, 2005. Suri, the prime accused, has been in jail and waiting for bail for a long time.