The Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday threatened to beat up director Ram Gopal Varma, who had posted sexist 'Women's Day' message on the Twitter, with shoes.
Meanwhile, a complaint has been filed against the filmmaker for his controversial tweet.
Speaking to ANI, NCP leader Vidya Chavan criticised Varma and demanded an apology from him.
He should apologise for his remark, if he doesn't we will try to beat him with shoes: Vidya Chavan, NCP on Ram Gopal Varma pic.twitter.com/G54Zhcy6Fa— ANI (@ANI_news) March 9, 2017
Varma, on the occassion of International Women's Day, took to Twitter, and said, "I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives."
This tweet, however, did not go down well with the twitteratti and Varma faced backlash for the same.
He, however, maintained his stand and defended his tweet, with another tweet saying, "The negative noise towards my tweet on Sunny Leone arises from ultimate hypocrisy. She has more honesty and more self respect than any woman. All u illiterates who dint understand my earlier 2 tweets on Sunny Leone atleast go through dictionary unless u are uneducated for that too."
The director did not stop here. On the same day he also questioned the idea of Women's Day and proposed that it be called Men's Day because 'men celebrate women much more than women celebrate women.'