Ahead of the film’s release, Vidhu Vinod Chopra who took a brave decision to work on such a script even before the 377 was passed has gone ahead to throw some light on his upcoming venture Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.
When asked what it took to work on such script when the idea of section 377 was not acceptable in the society and how it was a brave decision to work on the script, Vidhu Vinod Chopra shares, “This film is beyond the topic section 377. When you will watch the film you would feel that this film is about two people who love each other, the film is about the family and family values. We have always ensured that our every film has a message to give out to society for example in Munna Bhai there was Mahatma Gandhi who gave a message to society, in 3 Idiots also there was a message. In this film also we are trying to give out a big message of a lifetime that we have this life and we are not living the life to the fullest. and this film will definitely inspire people to live their life how they want to live”.
The film has an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao & Juhi Chawla. The story of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga will be instrumental in pushing the queer conversation forward in India. Representation of the LGBTQ community on celluloid has been a tedious one and with Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga it will be a great concept and lesson to be shared with all the parents out there.
Fox Star Studio presents ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and is directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar. This film also marks as a debut film of Shelly Chopra Dhar. The film is slated to release on 1st February 2019.