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:
Recreated. Re-imagined. Retold. Proud to collaborate with Imtiaz Ali to present a classic love story with a contemporary twist. Here's the teaser poster of #LailaMajnu, which will be out on 4th May. @balajimotionpic #ImtiazAlisLailaMajnu pic.twitter.com/4Y2w0L6tQI
— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) February 14, 2018
Laila Majnu, produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by Sajid Ali, will hit the movie screens on 4th May 2018.