July 4, 2011 02:50:06 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Ram Gopal Varma is tired of answering questions around the authenticity of his dramatic thriller NOT A LOVE STORY. Even though the principal shoot of the film is over and the maverick director has already neck deep into film's promotion and marketing, there are constant queries he is facing around whether he would be able to project the truth behind the murder shown in the film, especially so since the so-called accused, Maria, is out of jail now.
"The ones who may or may not be party to the crime would know the exact truth, no one else would. Even in the Court there were 3-4 versions which were floating around. While law is taking its own course, how can I claim to be knowing everything about the murder? I wasn't in the room when it took place, right? All I did while making the film was gather information based on reports as well as interaction with lawyers and the investigating officers. I have also met a lot of people from various counts; those who knew Maria (the character played by Mahie Gill in the film) before and then after the murder," informs Ramu.
For the uninitiated, NOT A LOVE STORY (with Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal and Ajay Gehi in principal roles) is based on the infamous murder where Maria Susairaj has been accused of destroying evidence related to murder of her former lover who was apparently cut into pieces and later disposed off.
"My endeavour while making the film was not to solve the case but to recreate an emotional state of the three key characters and tell a tale, that's it," concludes Ramu whose last film RAKHT CHARITRA (as well as it's immediate sequel) was again based on newspaper headlines as well his own research.