Shelly Chopra Dhar, the debutant director and sister of Vidhu Vinod Chopra has started the shooting of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga. The title of the movie is inspired by the iconic song of her brother’s movie 1942 – A Love Story. The movie marks the first time collaboration of father-daughter duo Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. Rest of the cast includes Rajkumar Rao, Juhi Chawla and TV actress Madhu Malti.
The director has also recreated the song; Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga from her brother’s memorable hit of 1994. “Yes, we are recreating the original and we want to replicate its iconic status. It’s hard to beat the original so I will be happy if we are at par with it. However, we’ll have to wait and see who sings the new version and for whom in the film,” Dhar informed the media in Chandigarh.
Juhi Chawla and Anil Kapoor also come together onscreen after 11 years. They were last seen in Nikhil Advani’s Salam-E-Ishq. “It was lovely to see two friends come together after a long time. They are in such great shape. On set, they refuse to call each other by their real names, resorting to their characters instead,” the director added.
But the central attraction of the film will remain the father-daughter duo. Dhar shares her excitement; “On their first day together, I gave the clap and called it a historical shot as it was the first time we had two big stars who are also father and daughter. Anil is a typical dad who asks us to take Sonam’s shots first; I find it endearing. We have been shooting at night and it gets nippy at times, so Sonam is constantly checking up on her father.”
The film is produced under the banner of Vidhu Binod Chopra and scheduled to be released on October 12, 2018. Until enjoy the beautiful romantic original song of Ek ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga from the movie 1942 – A Love Story.