A couple of months ago, there was an announcement that filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor will be bankrolling a project called ‘Laila Majnu’. On Friday, the makers dropped the teaser for modern re-telling of the classic story of Laila Majnu. While the filmmaker unveiled the first look of his forthcoming film, the first teaser will be attached to Ekta Kapoor’s Veere Di Wedding, which hits silver screens on June 1, 2018. Written by Imtiaz Ali and helmed by Sajid Ali, the film is based on the legendary story of Laila and Majnu. The cast of the film is yet to be unveiled.
Today, the filmmaker Imtiaz Ali took to his social media handle to share the first look. He also revealed the film’s release date. Alongside a poster, Imtiaz Ali wrote, “Why do some stories live forever? Laila Majnu Teaser out tomorrow… releases 24th August 2018” The teaser give us a glimpse od of the film introduces the two lovers, whose identity remains under wraps. Set in Kashmir, the teaser gives us a glimpse of the characters (Laila and Majnu) but their identity remains under wraps. This creates curiosity amongst audiences.
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Well, this is not the first time that Bollywood has made a film based on the legendary love story, Rishi Kapoor and Ranjeeta starrer Laila Majnu (helmed by HS Rawail) back in 1976, was a huge hit. Talking about the film, Imtiaz Ali had said in a statement, “Laila Majnu is an eternal story of everlasting love. It’s perhaps the most popular love story of all times. For the film we wanted a fresh approach in all aspects — a fresh cast, a fresh script and a fresh setting. We had a great experience making the film and can’t wait to showcase it to the world.” Imtiaz Ali’s Laila Majnu is slated to release on August 24, 2018. Watch this space for further updates.