Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty, who has worked on some of the biggest Indian films over the years, has called SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR a ‘gay love story’ on social media.
He also said that Alia Bhatt was used as ‘a prop’ in the movie, which stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead roles.
Fans have reacted angrily Resul’s comment and added that they didn’t expect such a response from an Oscar winner.
Reacting to his remarks, a Twitter user wrote, “Time and again people prove that no awards, position, rewards, money, fame have nothing to do with intelligence!”
Another wrote, “Is that jealous that is speaking?”.
Another user wrote: “There is no shame & harm even if it’s that kind of story #LGBT. Did not expect such low comments from an Oscar award winner. Respect should be given to the profession irrespective of its language & even if it does not satisfy us (sic).”
Many other RRR fans said his comment reeked of ‘jealousy’ and was highly unprofessional.
One wrote, “Sad he is behaving like a troll”.
Resul Pookutty is a sound designer who has worked in films like Black, Saawariya, Enthiran, Ra.One, Pushpa: The Rise, and Radhe Shyam.
He won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing in 2009 for his work on Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire.
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