04 December, 2020

Ram Gopal Varma

The film-maker on his new film, Not a Love Story

Ram Gopal Varma

How true to the story of Maria Susairaj and murder of Neeraj Grover is your movie?

My movie is just inspired by the case and does not claim to show the actual facts. It is fiction.

Both Maria and her former fiance Jerome Matthew have served you legal notices.

Yes. My lawyers have replied to them. But I’ve not received injunction notices from them.

What did Maria Susairaj want from you?

She wanted me to show her the film before its release, but I refused.

Most of your movies continue to flop. Isn’t the constant criticism bogging you down?

I make movies on the subjects that excite me. It’s up to the audience to decide whether they like my movies or not.

Many movies are being shot abroad, like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. You never do so.

I make movies on gritty topics like crime, the underworld and horror. I don’t make movies with good-looking people in good-looking locales. Nor do I understand...



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