Indian Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma Image Credit: AFP

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who had earlier refused to show his film Not A Love Story to Maria Susairaj, says he is now keen to screen it for the controversial Kannada actress.

"I refused 2 shw Not a love story 2 Maria cos she ws threatening legal action bt nw it hs bn kpt aside so I wnt 2 voluntarily shw hr the film. I am really keen to show maria susairaj the film on the basis of, like I always maintained that it has been inspired from her story," Varma posted on Twitter.

Susairaj, who was sentenced to three years in jail by a Mumbai court for destroying evidence in the May 2008 killing of television executive Neeraj Grover, was released from jail last month. Her co-accused and fiance, ex-naval officer Emile Jerome Mathew, was sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Varma's Not A Love Story, releasing in India on Friday, is inspired by the incident and both Susairaj and Mathew sent legal notices questioning the content of the film, which features Deepak Dobriyal and Mahie Gill.

"I wud like to see Maria's reaction on the film on account of hw close her emotional state wud hav been to that of mahee gill's character," said Varma, known for his choice of controversial themes for his films.