MUMBAI— The film starring real-life father-daughter duo, Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, who will be seen on screen for the very first time, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga,” which went on floors last week, now has a release date too – Oct. 12, 2018.
The film marks the directorial debut of its producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s sister Shelly Chopra. Vidhu Vinod Chopra last made “Parinda” (1989) and “1942: A Love Story” with the senior Kapoor, while Sonam Kapoor is in the cast of his Sanjay Dutt biopic.
The makers took to Twitter announcing, “Fox Star Studio presents ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ produced by #VidhuVinodChopra & #RajkumarHiraniFilms, starring @AnilKapoor, @iam_juhi, @RajkummarRao & @sonamakapoor. #ShellyChopraDhar’s directorial debut releases on October 12 🎬 #ELKDTAL”
Anil Kapoor also took to Twitter sharing, “It’s a moment of nostalgia & of firsts! Thrilled to work with @iam_juhi again & with @sonamakapoor for the very 1st time in #ShellyChopraDhar’s ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’! Out on October 12!!!.”
The film will also star popular television actress Madhu Malti as Anil Kapoor’s mother and Rajkummar Rao as Sonam Kapoor’s love interest. Juhi Chawla, who co-starred with Anil Kapoor in many films in the ‘90s, including his home production “Loafer” and “Deewana Mastana” will also be joining the unit in February.
The film’s title is based on Anil Kapoor’s hit song “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga” from “1942…” produced by Chopra. Here are some film titles that also went on the same stars that enacted the popular songs.
• “Yamla Pagla Deewana” (2011) based on Dharmendra’s “Pratiggya” hit “Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana” was also Dharmendra’s home production like “Pratiggya” and starred him with sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol.
• “Tumse Accha Kaun Hai” (1969) based on Shammi Kapoor’s “Janwar” hit of the same name and starred Shammi Kapoor with a new title song.
• “Jaanoo” (1985) based on Jackie Shroff’s “Hero” hit “Tu Mera Jaanoo Hai.” It featured Jackie Shroff.