Immediately after the ghastly 2008 attacks on the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, the then chief minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh, appeared on TV, taking a tour of the hotel. He was accompanied by his son Ritesh Deshmukh and director Ram Gopal Varma. This "terror tourism" did not go down well with the people and soon, Deshmukh was asked to step down.