After the success of the pro-Jallikattu protests in Tamil Nadu, the youngsters of AP were inspired to take up a silent protest to demand for a special category status to Andhra Pradesh. The movement was spearheaded by Pawan Kalyan with a few stars supporting him in this silent protest. Right from Sai Dharam Tej to SS Rajamouli to Rana Daggubati to Sudeep Kishan, all of them expressed their support for the protest to be held on RK beach in Vizag on Republic Day. But on the day of the protest, the star who initiated this movement wasn’t present himself, courtesy his Katamarayudu shooting commitments. He chose to remain present, virtually. Ram Gopal Varma who was earlier appreciating the Power Star for heading the movement, criticised him for abandoning the protest.  He took to social media to express his disappointment at Pawan Kalyan not turning up. ‘Why is @PawanKalyan still only tweeting from far ..When is he coming to battlefield ? How can a war be won without the king leading it?’ Very disappointed that he stayed away after inspiring and exciting ..if he came it would have been a hit instead of failing so badly. To add to Pawan Kalyan’s absence, AP government played spoilsport and crushed the efforts of the youngsters who came out specially for this protest. Also Read: Pawan Kalyan spear heads the special category status protest for AP, Sudeep Kishan, Varun Tej support the movement

In response to this failed effort, Pawan Kalyan held a press conference where he lashed at AP government for not supporting the protest and also hit back at the the central government for not keeping up with their promises they had assured during elections. It was at this conference, Pawan Kalyan chose to open up about Ram Gopal Varma and his infamous comments. He conveyed it clearly, that Ram Gopal Varma’s comment did not make a difference to him – “This is the last time I am talking about him. His age is above 50, and he has a married daughter. He still tells us that he collects porn movies. How can I talk to such a person or respond to the comments made by him?”

Ram Gopal Varma was earlier seen criticising Mahesh Babu for not supporting Pawan Kalyan’s cause especially since he voiced his support for Tamil Nadu’s protest against the ban on Jallikattu. ‘Why @urstrulyMahesh supporting some Tamil festival culture more than survival problems of AP ? Becos he’s not as caring as @PawanKalyan ?’