Ram Gopal Verma came out with a sensational video taking full responsibility for the word, Sri Reddy used against Pawan Kalyan and apologised to him and his family, fans. He said, "Sri Reddy got my attention, when she started talking about casting couch in Telugu Cinema and the kind of words she used.
I noticed her moves and thought she is reckless. But when she did the nude protest, I saw a person with raw determination to bring this issue to the public eye. I immediately wanted to appreciate her and took her number from friends. Before, I could talk to her, she brought out the name of Daggubati Abhiram and I called Suresh Babu about the issue.
He refused for any settlement and said that he will fight it out in court. He was adamant that law of land will take it's course. I out of my love for the family wanted to settle the matter for Rs. 5 crores. I called her and talked to her at length. She refused the offer and I was stunned. It is me who took the initiative without Suresh Babu's knowledge hoping to convince his family members to pay her off.
But her refusal stunned me and she said she is determined to take this movement forward. Then I asked her to take a top star name and call him, like how Arjun Reddy did in the film. I thought dragging a big name like Daggubati Ramanaidu and his family, to court would be a grave loss for Industry. When she refused and wanted to take the moment, I thought this would be the right type of guidance to call a big star such a word and thought Sri Reddy and Pawan Kalyan will not take it to heart.
But this caused for a huge unrest among the public and her movement has been snubbed. We have to accept that she is the one who brought light on casting couch issue and I believe she should fight to eradicate it. She couldn't express it properly in her video and as a senior, I am making this video, to accept my mistake. I salute her refusing 5 crores deal and apologise to her, Pawan Kalyan, his family and fans for causing such grievance."
Well, we have to appreciate the guts of Ram Gopal Verma for accepting his mistake but he did two wrongs here, one trying to make her go for a settlement and two, asking her to abuse a person like Pawan Kalyan, who has nothing to do with the issue. Hope, both of them, learnt their respective lessons out of this.