'Valmiki' title to be changed?
Is a title change under consideration for 'Valmiki'? Members belonging to the Valmiki social group have reportedly lodged a complaint with the police, saying that an action film having its title after the name of the community is offensive.
Reacting to the report, director Harish Shankar said, "Rama, whom Valmiki had worshipped, waged a war for dharma. Anyways, we will respect and consider the concerns of #Valmiki Community."
The director further said, "And before getting into anything I would like to clearly state that Hero’s name is NOT “Valmiki “ in the film .... So Our hero isn’t named after the great VALMIKI."
The film stars Varun Tej and will release on September 6.