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15 Feb 2018

Ekta Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali recreate 'Laila Majnu' with contemporary touch

Ekta Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali collaborate for 'Laila-Majnu'

In a first, filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and producer Ekta Kapoor have joined hands to recreate the classic tale of Laila and Majnu.

The evergreen story of the star-crossed lovers will be given a fresh spin to make it relevant for the youth. The film is titled as 'Laila Majnu.'

Here's more about the project.

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Ekta Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali collaborate for 'Laila-Majnu'

Ekta shared the film's first look on Twitter

Ekta speaks about collaborating with Imtiaz

"I'm honoured to creatively collaborate with Imtiaz and see his vision through. Moreover, this story has given us a chance to launch new talent. We are wrapping up the shoot fast. I'm excited to retell this classic love story," she said.

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A product of Imtiaz's school of romance

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A product of Imtiaz's school of romance

Set in modern-day Kashmir, the film stars two newcomers groomed by Imtiaz Ali.

'Laila Majnu' will also mark the directorial debut of Imtiaz's brother, Sajid Ali.

The 'Jab We Met' director has written the story as well as co-written the screenplay of the film.

The film is slated to hit the screens on May 4, 2018.

Imtiaz's take on 'Laila Majnu'

He said, "I've always been fascinated by legendary love stories and I wonder what keeps them alive for years. The idea of revisiting 'Laila Majnu' has been on my mind for a while. There's something magical and modern about the madness of their love."

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