Bollywood is soaring to new heights with socially themed movies, be it Padman, Toilet- Ek Prem Katha, or Raazi. Adding to the tally and the trend, the upcoming movie starring Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao – Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga seems to match the mark too.
The trailer of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga was released yesterday and it has already hit more than 6 million views on the internet. Starring Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao, the story line of the movie will be revolving around homosexuality and Rajkumar is playing the role of a playwright and director, who falls in love with Sweety Chaudhary (Sonam Kapoor). Sweety is the protagonist of the story and the lovely daughter of the Chaudhary family, with a dream to grow up and find the love of her life. Anil Kapoor plays an amazing and energetic role in the movie and Rajkumar plays an extremely strong role as well.
Revolving around this idea, Sweety’s parents had been finding some matches but she happens to deny all of them and love is different from the love that society approves (as she says in the title, “true love comes with a lot of Siyapa”). By the end of the trailer, they’ve shown a mob separating two girls which gives a hint that Sweety might have fallen in love with a girl. The tag line of the movie also reads something indicative of a homosexual love story. The mystery will soon be revealed with the release of the movie but one more thing we would love to acknowledge is that the writer of this movie is a trans woman herself.
Gazal Dhaliwal, also known for her contribution to movies like Wazir, Lipstick Under My Burkha and Agli Baar, was originally known as Gunraj, a male. She began her career as a software engineer at Infosys after college and the story of knowing herself, transforming herself and living her dreams is equally inspiring. After joining as a software engineer she went on to fulfill her dream of writing and pursued film making at St Xavier’s, Mumbai. With the support of her parents, Gunraj underwent an operation and became Gazal.