Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma expressed his views about marriage on Tuesday saying that the institution is an evil custom and should not be celebrated. The director shared his wisdom soon after actor Dhanush and his wife Aishwaryaa announced separation as a couple. Ram Gopal Varma took to Twitter and shared a series of tweets denouncing marriage and celebrating divorce.
Without mentioning any name, he tweeted, “Star divorces are good trend setters to warn young people about the dangers of marriages.”
In another tweet, Ram Gopal Varma described marriage as a “jail.”
His reaction comes a day after actor Dhanush announced that he and his wife Aishwaryaa have parted ways after 18 years of marriage. Dhanush and Aishwaryaa both announced their separation by issuing an identical statement on social media. The couple is parents to two boys, Yatra and Linga, aged 15 and 11 respectively.
“Nothing murders love faster than marriage ..The secret of happiness is to keep loving as long as it remains and then move on instead of getting into the jail called marriage. Love in a marriage lasts for lesser days than the days they celebrate it, which is 3 to 5 days,” Ram Gopal Varma added.
The filmmaker went on to say that people who are ‘dumbos’ choose marriage instead of love.
“Smart people love and dumbos marry,” he further said. Ram Gopal Varma’s went on to say that only divorces should be celebrated with sangeet because of getting liberated and marriages should happen quietly in process of testing each other’s ‘danger qualities.’
“Only divorces should be celebrated with sangeet because of getting liberated and marriages should happen quietly in process of testing each other’s danger qualities,” he wrote.
“Marriage is the most evil custom thrust upon society by our nasty ancestors in promulgating a continuous cycle of unhappiness and sadness,” he concluded.
This is not the first time Director and producer Ram Gopal Varma has shared his thoughts about marriage. Varma had previously spoken after Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya announced their separation in October 2021.