Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor will be sharing screen space for the first time. The father-daughter duo have reportedly started shooting for a family drama titled Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s sister, Shelly Chopra Dhar. The movie went on floors on 24 January.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the project’s commencement. The film also stars Juhi Chawla and television personality Madhu Malti in pivotal roles. The shooting of the film kicked-off in Patiala on Wednesday.
I just came back from a meeting with Anil and he is like a kid, extremely excited about his role. His character sports a look that hasn’t been seen on him in a long time. We will be shooting at a family house in Patiala, which is the perfect setting for the film. I am shooting entirely at real locations as I want the film to develop as organically as possible. We can’t wait to start rolling now. Anil is also really looking forward to the outing. While I have all his costumes in place, he insisted on bringing his own stuff too. Vinod (Vidhu Vinod Chopra) is busy with his next directorial at the moment, but I talk to him all the time. He is on top of everything and knows what is happening here ” said Shelly, according to a Mid-Day report.
Sonam is expected to join the team for shooting her part towards the end of January and Chawla will reportedly join in the first week of February.
Rajkumar Rao will be playing Sonam’s love interest in the film. Rao is currently busy shooting for Stree – a horror comedy with Shraddha Kapoor.
Mumbai: Sonam Kapoor says that Bandini and Guide are among her favourite female-oriented films and she now hopes that her own Neerja also joins this list.
Present at the FLO Film Festival, Sonam was asked in a media interaction about her three favourite female-oriented films to which she replied: Bandini, Guide and hopefully Neerja.”
Bandini (1963) directed by legendary Bimal Roy starred Nutan playing a prisoner, while Guide which released two years later saw Waheeda Rehman coming up with an excellent performance.
Asked about the International Women’s Day to be celebrated on 8 March, Sonam said: “I think Women’s Day should be celebrated everyday. But I’m happy that we’re giving one day for Women’s Day. Women are multi-taskers and we can do anything, so let’s celebrate the fact that we are capable of doing anything and more than a lot of men.”
Sonam, who has acted in numerous female-centric films such as Aisha, Khoobsurat and Dolly Ki Doli, says that the trend of actresses not given enough importance in films is now changing.
“I have been trying to get that importance since the age of 23, and that’s why I’ve come here and promoting a film like Neerja. Since I’ve joined the industry 8-9 years back, we’ve been moving gradually towards our goal, so I’m looking forward to it.”
“I had done a film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which shone at the box-office. And according to me, my role was very good and lengthy. If Salmanji (Khan) was working for 200 days, I was working for 180 days, so it’s upto to the choice. I choose to do films like that, and if the other heroines take up such choices, then the change will happen,” she said.