RGV guarded over appeal of Not A Love Story

Mumbai: Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is keeping his fingers crossed over the response the crime thriller, `Not A Love Story`, will evoke among the audience.

"I have no idea how the film will be accepted by the audience. My job is to make the film with the best of my ability and then it is up to the accepted to decide," Varma said after launching a promotional song for the crime thriller based on grisly murder of TV executive Neeraj Grover.

When asked whether Bollywood is inspired by crime, RGV said, "Crime existed ever since man was born that is 60,000 years back and films are invented 100 years back. I don`t believe films can inspire anybody".

Grover was killed at Kannada actress Maria Susairaj`s flat in suburban Malad, allegedly by her enraged fianc? and naval officer, Emile Jerome Matthew, after he found the TV executive in Maria`s bedroom in May 2008.

The murder caused a lot of consternation as Grover`s body was chopped into pieces before being disposed off.

`Not A Love Story`, slated to release on August 19, stars Mahi Gill, Deepak Dobriyal and Ajay Gehi in lead roles.

The promotional song launched yesterday by Varma and Gill is a remixed version of the popular title track of RGV`s 1995 hit Rangeela.

"I have used the song `Rangeela Re` as it represents spirit, joy, happiness and attitude. The song is very thematic to the film. In the film (Not A Love Story), the girl comes to Mumbai to become famous as an actress but how unfortunately becomes famous as a murderess," Varma said.

"If the unfortunate incident had not taken place, her life would have been different. The `Rangeela` song exactly talks about those feelings of somebody wanting to be famous.

Hence I thought it would be a good idea to use the song in the background score of the film," he added.

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