Sonam Kapoor doesn’t want Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga to be seen as a story about same-sex relationships.
She prefers that it be seen as a coming-of-age romance and says that labelling things are problematic.
The actor said it is easy to stereotype people. “Like, if you are a heroine, you are diva with low morals, a fashion model is shown as drugged and that media people often lie. There will be stereotypes everywhere and my endeavour is to break the stereotypes. Stereotypes are so dangerous,” she said about her motive for doing the film.
Sonam added it was important for her that her character’s love story is shown as authentically as possible.
“It is important for me that the project is as authentic as possible. Just because you decide to love somebody that might not be of the opposite sex, does not mean you are different. Love is love. You cannot choose who you fall in love with. Judgment in our country comes in various forms, we always are conformed to thinking or be in a certain way. That is very cruel. Each and every person has a choice of who they want to be,” she added.
Talking about her future projects, she said, “We are done with the shoot of The Zoya Factor. Pre-production work has started on Battle for Bittora. We haven’t signed anyone (referring to male lead). I don’t think anybody can be Fawad Khan.”
Ek Ladki also stars Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla. It released in India today.