A film inspired by the Laila Majnu folk tale is in the making and the people who have taken up the project are Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor. However, the movie which will be showing us some new faces in the Hindi film industry will be directed by Imtiaz’s younger brother Sajid Ali. He will be making his directorial debut with the movie. Financed by Ekta’s production house Balaji Telefilms, the film will hit the Box Office on May 4.
While sharing the first teaser poster of the romantic drama folktale, Ekta wrote, “It’s here the 1st look Teaser Recreated. Re-imagined. Retold. Proud to collaborate with @imtiazaliofficial to present a classic love story with a contemporary twist. Here’s the teaser poster of #LailaMajnu.”
She posted another photo on Instagram with the director Imtiaz Ali and captioned it, “Guess I have a valentine…Excited to recreate the epic love story, #LailaMajnu with master storyteller @imtiazaliofficial #LailaMajnuOn4thMay.” Imtiaz has co-written the screenplay of the film and has also helped the newcomers a lot for this project.
Sajid Ali the director of the film said that while the scripting of the film he had discussed this project with his brother Imtiaz Ali a long time ago. Sajid also said that his brother Imtiaz had helped him a lot while writing the script for the movie. “What is worrying everybody is that I am taking so much time in writing it.”
Sajid also revealed that the film has been shot in Kashmir well isn’t that going to be beautiful all those beautiful scenarios. “It’s a classic, intense Laila Majnu story. Though I don’t know how close I will get to it, I would like to contemporise it,” This is what the director had to say while describing the theme of his script. Imtiaz ali is well known for his love stories and yes he is also doing a great job with this movie making Laila MAjnu the most awaited film of this year.