What better day than Valentine’s Day to announce a film based on one of the most epic love story Laila Majnu? Imtiaz Ali, who has impressed us with love stories like Socha Na Tha, Jab We Met and Rockstar, is all set to weave magic onscreen, this time along with Ekta Kapoor. The ace filmmakers have joined hands for the film Laila Majnu which is all set to release on May 4, 2018. The makers made the announcement today and also released a teaser poster of the film.

Imtiaz Ali’s last film, Jab Harry Met Sejal starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma received mix response but audience hasn’t lost trust in the guy as yet. In fact, his film with Shahid Kapoor is highly awaited. While there were speculations that it t will be a sequel to 2007s Jab We Met, Sasha set the record straight recently and said that it will be different film but equally amazing. However, Laila Majnu is not going to be it. ALSO READ: October Feeler: Varun Dhawan Gives Us A Glimpse Of His Next With Banita Sandhu And It Is Surreal

what is it in a story that it lives on… forever…

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Shahid is currently busy shooting for Batti Gul Meter Chalu in Uttarakhand and so he will not be able to start on Laila Majnu anytime soon. Considering that the film is already announced for May this year, the makers might rope in a different actor for the male lead. Now that the film has caught everybody’s attention, we are sure the coming days will see names of the actors as well. Will it be known faces or a new couple? We will have to wait to know that.