Some of the most famous classic love stories are Romeo and Juliet, Laila Majnu, Heer Ranjha, Sohni Mahiwal, and Mirza Sahiban. All these tragic tales have been adapted in multiple formats like plays, movies, and TV shows. The theme works perfectly for Bollywood so there are several movies based on these stories. Imtiaz Ali who is best known for making Jab We Met and Rockstar, is bringing one such story to the big screen.
Titled Laila Majnu, the movie is co-produced by Ekta Kapoor. It stars Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Dimri in the lead roles and is an out-and-out- romantic film. Ali’s brother – Sajid – has helmed this project and this is his second outing after Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. The 2014 movie was a disaster, so the success of Laila Majnu is extremely crucial for Sajid Ali’s career. The film’s shoot was wrapped up some years ago but its release was delayed due to numerous issues. The final release date now is September 7, 2018. The movie may clash with Dharma Production’s Drive which features Sushant Singh Rajput, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sapna Pabbi, and Boman Irani.
Recently, there were reports that Ali and Kapoor had a fallout with regard to the promotional activities of Laila Majnu. While the former wanted to keep it low-key, the latter preferred going all out and pushing the two newcomers. They have resolved their differences now and are expected to do several interviews together. Will Laila Majnu become a sleeper hit and take everyone by surprise? Well, we will have to wait till September to find out.