Was paying her a compliment, RGV clarifies after outrage over Angoorlata tweet

Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has clarified his comments about BJP MLA Angoorlata Deka saying he was just paying a compliment after being bashed for his narrow opinion of women. Varma's this tweet, "If MLA can look like this, Achche din aagaye hai.. Thank you Angoorlataji, Thank you Modiji.. 1st time I love politics," had evoked sharp reaction from Twitterati. Soon users started blasting him over the tweet. One wrote, "@rgvzoomin mocking Angoorlata Deka only proved how you think of women #GetWellSoon," while another tweeted, "@RGVzoomin I am disappointed reading your comment, you should support young woman for taking this responsibility not looking at her in a dirty way." The 54-year-old "Satya" director, who is not new to controversies, said he was only praising the MLA from Assam as most politicians "don't look good." "With regards to my comment on Angoorlataji,I was just paying a compliment to her . since most MLA's don't look good it was such a change," he wrote. "My every compliment is taken as negative comment... I don't know if it's the lack of their English knowledge or their dumbness quotient."