Ram Gopal Varma Questions Indians Knowledge of Bhagavad Gita After Seeing Nolan’s Oppenheimer

The sacred Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita, appears in the sex scenes in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which has caused a stir. Ram Gopal Varma, the controversial filmmaker, has given his take on it.

Nolan has defended his artistic choice, saying that the sex scenes were essential to show the complex and passionate relationship between Oppenheimer and Tatlock, who introduced him to the Bhagavad Gita. The film shows Oppenheimer reading verses from the scripture during their intimate moments. Indian Audience have expressed their displeasure with this depiction, calling it disrespectful and insensitive.

Ram Gopal Varma tweeted his opinion on this matter. He wrote, “Irony is that an American nuclear scientist Oppenheimer read the Bhagwad Geeta which I doubt even 0.0000001 % of Indians read.”

Netizens reacted differently to Ram Gopal Varma’s tweet on Bhagavad Gita and Oppenheimer. Some supported him and appreciated the film’s realistic and nuanced portrayal of Oppenheimer’s life and work. Few opposed him and claimed that they had read the Bhagavad Gita and understood its teachings better than him. Netizens challenged his assumption and said that many Indians had read other religious texts as well.