Rahul Bose who has just completed a comedy called—hold your breath—Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam with Mallika Sherawat is puzzled by rumours that the director Sanjay Chhel shot the Lata Mangeshkar-Madhubala classic Pyar kiya to darna kya from Mughal-e-Azam with Mallika Sherawat.

"That's completely wrong," says Rahul "It's not the Naushad-Lata Mangeshkar composition at all. It's a totally fresh composition by Anu Malik.

I mean, how much further can Mallika and me move away from Madhubala and Dilip Kumar? I don't think Anu Malik has sought any inspiration from the earlier film amd song at all. "

Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam is about a theatre group that performs various plays. One of them happens to be be the love story of Salim and Anatkali.

"Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam is a spoofy and black comedy. If we look for a gemre it'd have to be the Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron kind of cinema. "

This is Rahul's second film with Mallika. And he enjoyed her company thoroughly.

"She's just not the person she's made out to be. I'm happy that both the film she has done with me Pyar Ke Side Effects and Mughal-e-Azam take Mallika very far away from her image. It's also my first full-on masala film and I had a blast. "