Asked if pre-release controversies help a film in any way, on this, Kay Kay told IANS: "I think that's a very wrong thought. I don't think a film needs controversy to get mileage. A film should run on its own merit."
"If your film is genuinely good, then it will be liked by the audience," he added.
The Bombay High Court recently rejected a petition filed by dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, who had sought a stop on the release of "Rahasya", said to based on the murder of their daughter Arushi and domestic help Hemraj.
Talking about the film, Menon said: "The Aarushi Talwar murder case was famous, so people are comparing it. It's a fictional story. This story has got nothing to do with Aarushi murder case."
Directed by Manish Gupta, "Rahasya" also features Tisca Chopra and Ashish Vidyarthi.