The Central Crime Station police served notices on film director Ram Gopal Varma today asking him to attend interrogation with regard to a case registered against him on a film of his titled God, Sex And Truth (GST).
Varma however informed the police through his lawyer that he was not in a position to attend the interrogation scheduled to be held on February 8.
For those coming in new, women activist Devi and other women had approached the Cyber Crime police on January 25 and had lodged a complaint with the CCS police to see that GST was not released. Devi had also urged the police to initiate action against Varma for making derogatory remarks against her.
Devi said the film, a short documentary which features American adult star Mia Malkova and has been released on the web, had "very obscene content which can have a negative impact on the society". The trailer too was "obscene", she said, and requested the police to take necessary action. Six snapshots of the film's trailer and other promotional content were submitted along with the complaint by Devi, who also alleged that Varma had passed derogatory comments on her and other women who had protested against the film.
The Cyber Crime police had consequently booked a case under the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code and started a probe, as part of which the notice was issued.
RGV's GST, which he calls a philosophical treatise, talks on sexuality from a woman's perspective, and was shot in the US with Mia Malkova. Though it was released amidst much hype on some digital platforms, access to the video has been restricted in India.