On Monday, director Tharun Bhascker lodged a police complaint at Cyberabad Cyber Crime Police Station against two people who trolled him on social media. Besides using harsh language, the online users are said to have made some personal remarks on the filmmaker. Reportedly, Tharun had a phone conversation with them initially, but later to his surprise, the online trollers manipulated the telephonic conversation they had into a threat and posted it on social media. Tharun shared a long post where he said how his tweet was misinterpreted and is being targeted.
All this trolling started for Tharun Bhascker when the director acknowledged the Malayalam film Kappela on his Instagram Story and elaborated how the realistic drama is in total contrast to the over the top elements in commercial Telugu films His hard hitting remarks turned out poorly with the fans of the particular Malayalam hero.
Tharun Bhascker penned a note regarding these trolls, “For the past few days, a post that we had put up regarding films, in general, was distorted out of proportion on social media and was used to “troll” me and my team. In response to that, we had approached Cyber Crime Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and made two phone calls to two twitter IDs: namely Anudeep and Krishna Teja Chowdare. Anudeep’s phone number was given by himself to my Line producer Sai & Krishna Teja Chowdare’s we took from his public Facebook profile contact info. We called them, politely spoke to them about how this issue was distorted and portray against us and also mentioned to them how trolling can affect an individual. We also warned them that any abusive language, personal remarks here forth shall be taken seriously and we will make an official complaint to which they responded positively initially but chose to modify the conversation to look like a threat. We have submitted the phone conversations to the concerned officials which were made in their presence. We are taking this seriously and will take action against every threat, phone call, defamation, false allegation posts, and messages(sic.)”
On the work front, Tharun Bhascker is likely to team up with Victory Venkatesh for his next project which is touted to be a sports drama.