'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' starring Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla in the lead has been a talking point owing to its unique content that deals with homosexuality and extends a strong message of love and acceptance. The film was widely lauded by the critics and the audience for its exceptional storyline and the presentation of the same. Now, the film has achieved another remarkable feat as it has made its place in the library of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
After Vidhu Vinod Chopra's ‘Broken Horses’ and Rajkumar Hirani's ‘Sanju’, the screenplay of Shelly Chopra Dhar's ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ will also become a part of the prestigious collection.
As per media reports, the Academy has requested the makers of the film for a copy of the screenplay for the permanent Core Collection. The materials in the Core Collection are made available for study only in the reading room. The Academy’s library prohibits any copying and circulation of the scripts. The library is open to all students, filmmakers and writers as well as those with general interests.
The film narrates the story of a girl named Sweety, played by Sonam, who is in love with another girl. However, unaware of her sexual preference, her family wants her to marry a man. It follows Sweety through her journey of attaining acceptance with the help of a playwright, played by Rajkummar, who helps her in revealing her preference to her father played by Anil Kapoor.
This is for the first time Sonam shared the screen space with father Anil Kapoor and the outstanding performance of the father-daughter duo has won the hearts of the viewers. The film plays a major role in pushing the queer conversation forward in India.
The movie with the tagline which reads: 'The most unexpected romance of the year', is jointly scripted by Shelly Chopra Dhar and Gazal Dhaliwal. It is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra in association with Fox Star Studios and has hit the theaters on February 1, 2019.
(With inputs from ANI)
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