Ram Gopal Verma is one character, whom you cannot ignore if you hate him or love him. He makes sure that his comments are such strong that you cannot ignore him, even if you wish to.
Now, his young protege, RX100 director, Ajay Bhupathi is also following his example. He made an interesting comment the other day that RGV deserves Bharat Ratna and not just Padma awards.
Padma awards are given to those who have made significant contribution in their respective field for country and Bharat Ratna is given to the ultimate contributor.
Till now, very few were able to secure such honour and RGV doesn't seem to have contributed to India, in their range yet.
So, social media started slew comments to this huge claim and some said, he may deserve a Padma Sri but not more than that.
Well, we have to say one thing here, RGV with his films, was able to change a generation's thinking in 90's and however steep is, his fall from grace after Sarkar in 2000's, he still deserves an award to celebrate his achievements.
What level and what range? Only politicians and scholars can decide, we just hope he comes back strong and makes one better film to make his case stronger, even if he thinks he deserves it or not.
Interestingly, the maker who responds to such comments in his own way, did not yet feel the necessity to do so!