RGV’s ‘Not A Love Story’ courts fresh trouble

Sicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Going by the amount of controversies Ram Gopal Varma invites so often, the ace filmmaker by now must have become impervious to fresh wrangles coming his way. But he might be indifferent to issues cropping up; the producer of his new film ‘Not A Love Story’ Sunil Bohra is a lot perplexed with a latest woe that has risen recently.

News has it that the Bombay HC has admitted Emile Jerome`s application for an injunction on `Not A Love Story`, jeopardising its release this Friday.

Emile Jerome Matthew is the co-accused in the Neeraj Grover murder who is going ahead with legal proceedings against the filmmakers to stall the release of RGV`s film based on the much published murder case.

Sunil Bohra, the producer of the movie, is in a state of shock at the turn of events.

The movie prints are already in the process of being dispatched, and the promotion is in its last phase.

Talking to a daily, Bohra said, "I`ve already spent so much on the movie. If the release is jeopardised, I`ll lose over Rs 10 crore."

His bewilderment is not unreasonable. "The film has been certified, and as instructed by the Censor Board, our disclaimer also states: `All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental`," he explained.

Morever, Bohra is surprised that no similar ruckus was created when the Neeraj Grover case was shown in a popular television show.

"Sony TV`s Crime Patrol, which features real criminal cases, featured the Neeraj Grover murder case in a recent episode. If that wasn`t objected to, then why is my film being singled out," the producer rued as he awaits the verdict of the High Court.

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