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Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor Bring Forth A Contemporary Retelling Of The ‘Laila Majnu’ Story

Imtiaz Ali
Written by Varsha Pillai

The eternal love story of ‘Laila and Majnu’ has stolen the heart of almost every romantic over the past thousand years. Various iterations of the story have been told in many languages and depicted in almost all art forms ranging from drama to pop music. The story has influenced many filmmakers and hence many movies have been based on this epic tale of unfulfilled love.

The legendary tale is retold once again on the silver screen by master storyteller Imtiaz Ali. He took to the Herculean task of recreating the epic love story along with producer Ekta Kapoor. This movie would also mark the debut of Imtiaz’s brother, Sajid Ali as director. Current day Kashmir sets as the backdrop for the film titled Laila Majnu.

Imtiaz Ali has written the script and also co-written the screenplay for the modern day retelling of ‘Laila and Majnu’. When it comes to casting, Imtiaz Ali has chosen to launch some fresh faces who would be groomed to portray the characters with flair.

Ekta Kapoor took to Twitter to launch the teaser poster of the movie along with a message:

Laila Majnu, produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by Sajid Ali, will hit the movie screens on 4th May 2018.

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About the author

Varsha Pillai

She’s human. At least that’s what she’ll tell you. Dare you tell her that she has a good sense of humor and be prepared to be the lab rat for all her lame jokes for the rest of your life. Apart from that, she’s got a master’s degree in ‘Being a 4 a.m. friend’ and is currently pursuing her PhD in making instant noodles.

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