The trailer of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is out and you can quite clearly make out that the film is going to be full of ‘siyappas.’
It’s the first father-daughter Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor duo will come together on screen for a movie.
They also play father and daughter in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.
Besides them, the film also stars Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla in pivotal roles.
The film is set in Punjab and entails the story of Punjabi household typically on the hunt for a groom of the daughter of the house.
For the uninitiated, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is actually the love story of two women.
One woman is played by Sonam Kapoor herself. The trailer starts with Rao narrating in a play of a time when he fell in love with a girl (Sonam Kapoor).
Sonam’s family on the other side, including her grandmother and father keeps showing matrimonies to her which maked the situation more complicated.
Sonam says she has a secret, something that causes her parents to turn against her. Bits from the trailer, like showing two women being torn apart by a mob, hint that she has fallen in love with a girl.
The film is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar and is set to release on the 1st of February.
Recently, during Anil Kapoor’s birthday, the makers released a poster from the film with Sonam and Anil Kapoor in it depicting the father-daughter bond that the duo share.
Homosexuality as a content isn’t alien to Bollywood. In the past films like Deepa Mehta’s Fire which had Nandita Das and Shabana Azmi play sister-in-laws finding sexual solace in each other as their husbands shun them for different reasons.
Even Aligarh featuring Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles was a pivotal and a path breaking film about a real story of a homosexual professor from Aligarh University.
However, the most hit film featuring the concept of homosexuality was Kapoor and Sons which had Fawad Khan playing the role of a homosexual in it and it did not only do well at the box office but was also quite a critically acclaimed film.