It looks like controversy is engulfing the title of Mega hero Varun Tej’s latest movie “Valmiki”. People who hail from the Boya community, from where the writer of Ramayana, Valmiki hails from, are said to have got upset with the usage of the sage’s name as the title.
As the unit of Valmiki movie under the guidance of director Harish Shankar has gone to Anantapur for the shooting of the movie, few people from the Boya community are said to have disrupted the shooting. Though Harish Shankar is said to have clarified that they are just using the name Valmiki as a title but the story has nothing to deal with real Valmiki or his community, the protesting Boya people are said to have got hurt.
Unable to convince them and the slim chances of a smooth shooting taking place, Harish is said to have canceled the shoot and returned to Hyderabad. They will be now planning the same schedule at Chevella region, says a source.
Cut to the title Valmiki, as the film deals with the story of a goonda, who turns into a simple man that will help the society, Harish Shankar would have felt that the title is apt. According to our mythology, Valmiki is a robber who became a sage later and wrote Ramayana.