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Ram Gopal attacks Ram Rahim on social media.

BOLLYWOOD director Ram Gopal Varma has stirred up a hornet's nest by making a controversial remark against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.

The director's outburst went viral on microblogging site Twitter and left the followers of Ram Rahim in shock. Though Varma tweeted on Friday ( Feb 13), the day the sect head's debut film The Messenger was

released, the tweets captured headlines on Wednesday.

Varma in a number of tweets attacked the sect head.

" I believe Ram Rahim of MSG is doing a disservice to his followers, a mis service to himself and an anti social service to various," Varma said in his first tweet.

He did not stop here, but further went on to call Ram Rahim an a**. " Ram Rahim of MSG is an a** but I don't mean a** in a figurative nor literal way... and if anyone doesn't understand this he's an a**," read his second tweet.

In his third post he wrote, " Ram Rahim of MSG is a hybrid cross between an illusional Salman Khan, Rajnikant and a delusional Saint/ Satan and a very real a**." Earlier, Arjun Rampal, who plays a lead role in the Bollywood movie Roy had advised the Dera chief to concentrate on the religious activities and to leave acting to the real actors.

Interestingly, The Messenger appears to be a commercial success as compared to Roy . While The Messenger earned ` 61.15 crore within three days of release, its competitor Roy just collected ` 24.65 crore. The Messenger has been released on more than 3,000 screens and theatres screening the film in Haryana and Chandigarh have been booked by the Ram Rahim's followers.

Meanwhile, as Ram Rahim is busy promoting The Messenger, a CBI team is at present camping in Sirsa to probe the alleged castration of nearly 400 Dera followers in which Ram Rahim is the prime accused.

CBI sources said the team which was in Sirsa visited Ram Rahim's ancestral village, Gurusar Modia in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan on Tuesday.

Dera Sacha Sauda runs a hospital in Gurusar Modia village where the alleged castrations were done by the doctors.

The CBI team on Friday questioned some doctors and the staff for four hours.

The team also questioned some people in Sirsa and Mandi Dabwali towns in connection with the alleged castration.

A former Dera follower Hans Raj Chauhan has alleged that mass castrations were performed at the behest of Gurmeet Ram Rahim. He is one of the castrated followers which was proved by a medical examination ordered by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma attacked Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim in a number of tweets.

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