“Since Not A Love Story is yet to get a clearance from the Censor Board, Ramu can't let anything jeopardise the release next Friday," Mid Day quoted a source as saying. “He doesn't want any 'going back and forth' like it happened before getting the trailers cleared last month for promotions on satellite television. So he's keeping ready a copy of the film with the controversial scenes toned down," it added.
However, the filmmaker is firm not to show the film to Maria and Emile. He had earlier said that he would have screened the film to them had they not threatened him with legal notices.