Atlas Shrugged, the famous novel by the Russian-American author Ayn Rand, is being adapted into a Hollywood film. But Indian director-producer Ram Gopal Varma has a dire prediction about the film.

“I have a feeling that the film version of Atlas Shrugged compared to the novel will be as bad as Aag was to Sholay.” Ramu wrote on a social networking site.

It’s common knowledge that Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, the modern-day adaptation of the 1975 film Sholay, is one of the worst films in the history of Indian cinema, so much so that it has become a yardstick of the worst of the worst that Bollywood produces. But what’s hearty to note is that Ramu takes the criticism in good spirit and has the humour to laugh has his own self.

The movie Atlas Shrugged Part 1 is directed by Paul Johansson and is slated to release on April 15. The film’s story is a savage endorsement of the capitalist philosophy as the protagonist Dagny Taggart, a struggling railroad tycoon, struggles to succeed even as the government begins to assert control over all the industry.

The entire film will be a trilogy.