Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says "Satya" in the title of his next film "Satya 2" should only be interpreted as a pseudonym. He doesn't want the audience to consider the forthcoming movie as a sequel to his 1998 crime thriller.
He says "Satya 2" is all about the 'truth' about two characters' journey.
"Aman (a character) gets off a train in 'Satya' and what happened to him, that was about truth. The name is almost a surreal application of what his life is about," the 51-year-old said here in an interview Friday.
"This ('Satya 2') is in another time period, another man gets off a train in Mumbai. So the similarity is about the truth. The name is a pseudonym rather, not to be taken literally," he added.
Varma has cast new actors in the film and says that since his characters are raw, only new actors could have pulled them off well.
"There are films with big stars that fail, there are films with small stars that work. So I don't think the presence of a (big) actor will reduce the risk. In fact, it increases the risk sometimes," Varma said.
"As far as 'Satya 2' is concerned, I don't think it is a risk (to have new faces). Specifically because 'Satya' has raw, realistic characters which only new actors can deliver," he added.
"Satya 2" stars Puneet Singh, Anaika Soti and Aradhna. It hits theatres Oct 25.