Mahie plays the role of actress Maria Susairaj, in whose house Neeraj was found brutally murdered. In portraying the role, she shot kissing and intimate scenes with her co-star. Ram Gopal Varma said that the actress understood the script well and even did the retake of intimate scenes, making him feel awkward. However, Mahie said that showing skin was not as big deal after she got into the skin of her character.
Not A Love Story is said to be inspired by Neeraj Grover murder case. Grover was allegedly killed by naval officer Emile Jerome Matthew, fiance of actress Maria Susairaj. The film features Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal and Ajay Gehi in lead roles.