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When RGV announced 'Virus' much before coronavirus!

Friday, April 3, 2020 • Telugu Comments

When RGV announced Virus much before coronavirus!

Back in June 2018, Ram Gopal Varma wanted to make a film on a virus outbreak in Mumbai. Titled 'Virus', the film was to be produced by Parag Sanghi, the producer of 'Sarkar'. For whatever reason, the project didn't go on the floors.

Here is what the makers had said about the premise of 'Virus': "The film is going to be about an outbreak in Mumbai of a highly contagious unknown disease more dangerous than Ebola with a fatality rate of 100%. In the last 40 years, at least 10 new unknown dangerous viruses have cropped up, which means any new disease can crop up anytime."

RGV has on Friday remembered the announcement and suggested that the story of the movie has got "eerie similarities" with the current situation. "I wrote a script on a deadly viral outbreak and tweeted my intention to make it on 10/6/18. Check the eerie similarities of today’s happenings," the controversial filmmaker said.

To be fair to coronavirus, its fatality rate is in single digit, not 100 percent, in any country.

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