Varma made a series of tweets to explain about his understanding of Bangalore underworld and what inspired him to make a film on Mutthappa Rai and how he gathered his information.
‘Banglore underworld has a far more viscous quality that explains its pan India effect nd it’s links to Mumbai and Dubai-based Underworld. After all my understanding what I had of the underworld I realised today that the D Company is much less in comparison to B Company’.
‘The name of my film on the Banglore Underworld is going to be “Appa” and the tagline of “Appa” is going to be -The Father of all Godfathers’.
I always thought Godfather was a fictional character but after Meeting Mutthappa Rai realised he is real and he is the father of all Godfathers. Mutthappa Rai I think is the Bahubali of the Underworld. Some media ppl reporting Mutthappa Rai’s son is acting in “Appa” is completely false..casting not finalised as script work still going on.
Also, I want to clarify except for him being the inspiration for the film, Mutthappa rai is in no way connected to “Appa” in any which way. The research I gathered on Banglore underworld in general and Mutthappa Rai, in particular, came from multiple sources and not from Mr.Rai. What I heard about Mutthappa Rai from others including cops and his enemies is far far more than what I actually heard from Mr.Rai himself. I gathered information about Mutthappa rai not only from the Banglore underworld but also from various sources in Mumbai and Dubai.’
Hope Varma strikes back with a film like ‘Satya’.