Susairaj sends legal notice to Ram Gopal Verma
Kannada film actress Maria Susairaj who was recently convicted for disposing of the body of television executive Neeraj Grover after he was murdered in 2008, sent a legal notice to film-maker Ram Gopal Varma.mumbai Updated: Aug 06, 2011 02:23 IST
Kannada film actress Maria Susairaj who was recently convicted for disposing of the body of television executive Neeraj Grover after he was murdered in 2008, sent a legal notice to film-maker Ram Gopal Varma. Susairaj said Varma has no right to release a film allegedly based on the Grover murder case without her consent.
In her notice Susairaj claimed Varma's film, 'Not a Love Story', due for release on August 19, is allegedly based on the Grover murder case and should not be showcased anywhere without her consent.
"My client states that from reports coming through the media and advertisements given by you in the newspapers and trailer exhibition of the film it is proved that her character in the film is being shown with vulgarity and in a dreaded criminal act," reads the notice sent by lawyer Sharif Sheikh.
Maria, in her notice, has also said releasing such a film would damage her reputation as well as the appeal she intends to file before the Bombay high court against her conviction.
Varma said, "I need to talk to my lawyers before deciding on what counter-action to take on the notice that arrived on Friday. But, one thing is clear, I will not show her the film." He said while his film was inspired by the Neeraj Grover murder case, it was not entirely based on the horrific event.
He said, "I've done a lot of research on the subject, but I've never met Maria. And, I have no plans of roping her in for the promotion of my film."
First Published: Aug 06, 2011 02:22 IST