Here’s the update on the shooting of Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming web series, ‘Guns & Thighs’, – there’s no update. Our source says, “There’s a complete shut down on the shooting of the series. There’s nothing going on, on that front. After the promo bits were shot, there’s nothing happening,”
There’s an interesting story regarding the trailer itself. It suddenly cropped up on YouTube one fine evening and stayed for a while. After that, the trailer disappeared as suddenly as it appeared. It came up only a few weeks later on another YouTube channel.
So, essentially, someone leaked the trailer. Did that force RGV’s hand to release the trailer? We’ll never know. But as things stand now, the teaser trailer was online sometime in May. Two months down the line, there’s not a single shot canned for the show.
Ram Gopal Varma’s tryst with the short film and web series format is bittersweet. Critics and the audiences slammed his ‘Meri Beti Sunny Leone Banna Chahti Hai’. Before that, what everyone got riled was the trailer of ‘Guns & Thighs’. That one was expletive ridden and was one of the first Indian short films to feature full frontal nudity.
The only saving grace right now for Ram Gopal Varma is ‘Foreigner’, a short film that tackled the male gaze that surrounds and suffocates foreign nationals who come and live in India. Fans say that the story was a perfect fit for RGV’s kind of blatant film-making. But other than that, there’s not much going on for Varma on the short film front.
This is not the first time that a trailer for anything first came up and then the series itself disappeared. But when it happens with RGV, there is always a lot more at stake.