Ram Gopal Varma has taken a jibe at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s latest announcement of restrictions to curb Covid-19, saying that he has renamed the lockdown as “Break the chain”.
In a televised address on April 13, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray imposed restrictions to curb COVID-19 transmission from 8 pm onwards on April 14. “We are imposing strict restrictions which will come into effect from 8 pm tomorrow. Section 144 to be imposed in the entire state from tomorrow,” said, the Maharashtra CM adding, “I will not term this as lockdown.”
Soon after his announcement, Ram Gopal Varma took to his Twitter page to take jibe at CM Uddhav Thackeray. The filmmaker tweeted, “Congratulations india 💐💐💐Lockdown has got a new name now “Break the chain” wowww and all are invited to the naming ceremony Statuory warning: No masks for Kumbh mela returnees because they already washed off their virus in the Ganges.”
Ram Gopal Varma added, “”I will not call this as lockdown,” Thackeray said, because I gave it a new name and all are invited to the naming ceremony and please don’t forget to bring ur gifts 💐””
Talking about his restrictions on bus services, Ram Gopal Varma tweeted, “Govt Restriction: Buses will be allowed to operate at full seating capacity, but no passengers will be allowed to travel standing My innocent question: Can the standing passengers sit on the sitting passengers laps? Just asking!”
Later, Ram Gopal Varma tweeted a photo features thousands of Sadhus at the Kumbh mela and captioned it with, “If in a 31 lakh congregation like this as per govt only 26 tested positive then there’s no problem at all 💃💃 💃💃💃💃💃💃 Let’s all party 💐💐💐.”