The name of filmmaker Raju Hirani – who had been billed as the co-producer of the Sonam Kapoor starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga – has been dropped from the latest poster of the film. It may be noted that the teaser had credited Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani as producers, in association with Fox Star Studios. And the buzz is that a complaint filed against the filmmaker may have prompted Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s production house to take this call. However, the nature of the complaint is unclear at the moment. The film being produced by Chopra and directed by his sister Shelly Chopra Dhar, also stars Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao.
Insiders insist that the issue at hand may be bigger than anticipated. A source says, “All we know is that something is brewing and it spells trouble for the filmmaker. In fact, a rather big upcoming event around the film has been cancelled at the last minute. And the matter seems serious.” Check out the first tweet below announcing the film that credits Hirani as co-producer and their latest tweet that does not carry his name
— VVC Films (@VVCFilms) July 27, 2018
Rethink the way you look at love. #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga title track out today at 1PM. Stay tuned. #LetLoveBe @sonamakapoor @RajkummarRao @AnilKapoor @iam_juhi @foxstarhindi @RochakTweets @DarshanRavalDZ @ShellyCDhar @saregamaglobal @guggss pic.twitter.com/Ym0RennCio
— VVC Films (@VVCFilms) January 8, 2019
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is slated to release on February 1. This is the first time the father-daughter duo, Anil and Sonam, will share screen space and interestingly on screen too, Anil is playing Sonam’s father. The film is said to be based on same-sex love which is a first for a mainstream Bollywood film. The film has been creating a lot of buzz with its unusual love story as well as the songs that have caught on with music-lovers. What do you think about Hirani’s ouster from the film poster? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.