Or so we thought until very recently.
Turns out, Jiah Khan's suicide has upset the filmmaker more than he has let on.
Though he didn't attend the funeral or the prayer meet organised by Jiah's family, RGV did pay tribute to the actress he launched in Bollywood in his own special way - he made a film about her!
RGV put together a short, two-minute film called The Reel & the Reality of Jiah, which reportedly catches the late actress at her most "reflective and resplendent".
"I couldn't bring myself to attend any memorial for Jiah. For me, she will always be alive," said RGV. "I decided to put together this tribute."
"When I was looking at her in Nishabd again, I was struck by how spontaneous she was on screen... not the least intimidated by Mr Bachchan! I can't get believe she is gone," he added.
RGV presented the film to Jiah's mother and sisters.