After making room for the occasional gay character and a handful of sensitively handled gay relationships, Bollywood will turn its gaze onto women who love women.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga early next year, titled after an evergreen ballad of the 90s, will tell the story of a young girl from a traditional Punjabi family who discovers that she has feelings for another girl. It is, reportedly, as much about her parents and fiancé coming to terms with this information as it is about her becoming comfortable with her truth.
The protagonist is Sonam Kapoor, who prides herself on bucking trends when it comes to picking roles. Insiders say the subject has been treated with great sensitivity. Positioned as an ‘emotional family drama’, the movie also stars Rajkummar Rao, Juhi Chawla, southern belle Regina Cassandra and Anil Kapoor.