Few people know how to manipulate and when to say what, so that the TRP hungry channels, social media, click bait websites and many others would turn their attention towards them. Ram Gopal Varma has mastered in this subject.
He knows what he should say and when perfectly. Nobody had any doubt tha Nagarjuna is doing a mistake believing RGV in his current form with Officer. But before release he could gain some curiosity around the film.
Majorly his contriversial involvement in Sri Reddy and Pawan Kalyan abuse, made many families and youth abandon the film. It did not even deserve much attention but for an actor like Nagarjuna, the movie remained huge black mark in his career.
He could have pulled a decent weekend number had he came with even a young debutant director. It is brand RGV that played bigger part in deciding the fate of the film.
RGV knew this and he waited patiently. At the right time, when buzz around NTR biopic became huge, he started his Lakshmi's NTR. Luckily he found a doppelganger for CBN's role in his film.
He even announced a reward of Rs. 10 lakhs, for finding an actor who replicates NTR in looks. He did not make any silent progress about the shoot like he normally.
He for the first time entered a temple for his film announcement and opening. Well, even his haters are now interested in what drama will he bring out against CBN as the reality will not be shown in NBK NTR films.
We have to wait and see, how truthfully and faithfully will RGV make the movie as he seems to have lost his magic in making but developed magic in publicity.