Proud daughter of veteran actor Anil Kapoor and the fashionista of Bollywood, Sonam Kapoor had been criticized by the audience for her acting but her choice of films has the answer now. After ‘Neerja’, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Ek ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga’ is going to be another best film of her career.
From showing homosexual characters onscreen ridden with stereotypes and used only as fillers, the identity of a gay person has evolved manifold in the Indian film industry.
Films like Kapoor and Sons, Veere Di wedding and even Aligarh among others have strived to show homosexual characters as they are, without making them into nothing more than an accessory on screen.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga trailer starring Sonam Kapoor, Rajkumar Rao and veterans like Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla have caught many off-guard. This is also the first time Sonam will be sharing screen space with her father.
The film, that appears like any other regular love story, has a beautiful twist. Sonam, for the very first time, will play a lesbian character in the space of mainstream cinema.
Sonam, who is widely known for always speaking her mind, is being greatly appreciated on social media for portraying a homosexual character from the female gender.
At the same time, popular names from the film industry have lauded Sonam, for her keen involvement in the film on social media.
The film is a bold step towards normalizing the conversation around homosexuality and further lifting the taboo around it. The film is releasing on February 1.