However, Nikhil Dwivedi, who plays the lead in the film, isn't yet forthcoming about his role in the film. And when quizzed about his reluctance to speak probably due to the film's high sexual content, Nikhil just laughs it off, ''Na, it's nothing like that! It's just that I was busy wrapping up the last schedule of my forthcoming film TAMANCHEY. But I am very glad by the tremendous response and buzz created by the promo of HATE STORY.''
Nikhil adds, ''I did HATE STORY for a very emotional reason. Not many are aware that I was to debut in a film with Vikram Bhatt, but for some reasons beyond our control didn't work out. But then it was only Vikram Bhatt and E Niwas (director of his debut film) who believed in me. And so when Vikram Bhatt approached me to do this film, I couldn't refuse even though it's a woman centric film. Besides I trust his vision. He has also given me an opportunity to work with director Vivek Agnihotri, who despite the film's explicit sexual content has shot it aesthetically. He has shot in such a manner that though the film will shock you but will not make you squirm in your seat.''