`Mod` is my first love story: Nagesh Kukunoor

Last Updated: Aug 03, 2011, 08:28 AM IST

Mumbai: Director Nagesh Kuknoor, who was sure not to make a love story ever, proved himself wrong by making `Mod`. He says it was the story of the film that compelled him to venture into it.

"`Mod` is my first love story. I had always said I would never make a love story but here I did find something worth telling," Kukunoor told reporters at the launch of the first look of the film here Tuesday.

"Mod" identifies with his critically acclaimed film "Dor", Kukunoor revealed.

"`Mod` returns to the space I dealt with and enjoyed a lot of success of `Dor`. Not only the three-letter name but also I used the tag line of `Dor` that says `how far you can go to save your love`," said Kukunoor.

The director`s last films - "Aashayein", "8X10 Tasveer" and "Bombay to Bangkok" failed at the box office.

Starring Ayesha Takia and MTV VJ Rannvijay, "Mod" is a love story between two very, very unlikely people, set at the backdrop of a small hill station.

"Usually I like to set up my stories in these little towns, a kind of utopian India where everyone is nice and everything is fine."

"Ayesha runs a small clock repairing shop where she meets the stranger Rannvijay, who every day turns up with some problem of his wrist watch and there stars a quirky love story, which takes a dramatic turn."

"There are number of layers in the story, which peel out as the film proceeds, but ultimately it`s a love story," said Kukunoor.

IANS