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Ekta Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali’s, Laila Majnu Is Shot In Reverse

Creative minds, Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor have definitely opted to tread on a completely unconventional route for their upcoming passion project- Laila Majnu. To begin with, they decided to cast fresh faces as opposed to established actors for this intense love story, and now it is learnt that the film is also shot in an interestingly unusual manner which truly states this film is for the crazies and by the crazies.

Laila Majnu, directed by Sajid Ali, is entirely shot in a backward order, i.e. the film’s shoot began with the last scene and proceeded forward in a reverse chronological order.

The film, which is a contemporary version of one of the most popular love stories of all times – Laila Majnu, depicts how consumed by the emotion of love ‘Kaes’ turns into a mad ‘Majnu’; and for this drastic transformation, it was crucial that the film is shot in this pattern.

“We have different looks and transitions in the film for Majnu. The story about him gradually losing his sanity in love and transcending into madness is the most significant part of our film and this is seen through his physical transformation for which he had to shed almost 12 kgs in a short span of 17 days along with  his beard and hair growing long for over 6 months. It was quite challenging because once we trimmed his beard and hair we couldn’t have taken the same shot again and we were very certain that we didn’t want to use artificial beard for his look as we wanted to keep it real and raw”.

‘What was interesting to see was his Journey from Majnu to looking like Kaes and shooting it in the backward pattern, I gave him just a weeks break and he came pumped up on set looking like the suave and charming Kaes’

Laila Majnu is presented by Imtiaz Ali, directed by Sajid Ali and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Preety Ali’s Pi films. The film is poised to release on September 7, 2018.

‘Jabariya Jodi’ introduces us to a crazy wedding

The makers of ‘Jabariya Jodi’ have presented the first look poster of the film introducing the audience to Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in a surprise wedding.

The vibrant posters feature Siddharth Malhotra as Abhay and Parineeti Chopra as Babli lost in each other’s eyes.

Sharing the posters on social media, Siddharth said, “Here are Abhay n Babli an anokhi and desi jodi! Presenting #JabariyaJodi.

@ParineetiChopra @ektaravikapoor @balajimotionpic @RuchikaaKapoor @ShaileshRSingh @writerraj”.

Stating the film has begun shooting, the actor said,”Shooting begins ! #JabariyaJodi  Back with this Bubli ! @ParineetiChopra n @ektaravikapoor     @balajimotionpic @RuchikaaKapoor @ShaileshRSingh @KarmaMediaEnt @writerraj”.

Parineeti also announced saying, “ANNOUNCEMENT – shooting begins!! @S1dharthM @balajimotionpic”.

Sharing the second poster the actress said, ” SHOOTING BEGINS!! Back with Siddo @S1dharthM @balajimotionpic“.

The film which is a funny take on groom abductions in Bihar went on floors recently in Lucknow.

The cast and crew faced a tough time managing the shoot owing to the heavy rains. Due to flooding roads, the team had to spend four to five hours traveling from the hotel to the shooting location.

While the hotel was located in central Lucknow, the shoot for the film took place on the outskirts of the town.

Despite the troubles, the cast and crew shot and completed the shoot for the day, spending hours just to reach the shooting location.

Starring Aparshakti Khurrana as Parineti Chopra’s friend, Sanjay Mishra as her father, Neeraj Sood as her father’s friend, Gopal Dutt as an inspector, Javed Jaffrey as Sidharth Malhotra’s father and Chandan Roy Sanyal as his friend, ‘Jabariya Jodi promises intriguing performances along with the leading duo.

Produced by Ekta Kapoor under the banner of Balaji Motion Pictures and Shailesh Singh’s Karma Media Net, Jabariya Jodi directed by Prashant Singh is slated to release next year.

Imtiaz Ali walks you back to the memory lane of Rockstar with O’Meri Laila

O’ Meri laila, the much awaited song since we got a glimpse of it in the Laila Majnu trailer. After Highway and Rockstar Imtiaz Ali takes us back to the picturesque and exotic location of Kashmir once again with Laila Majnu.

With Laila Majnu, Imtiaz who has penned the story and Sajid Ali who has directed the film,  walk us back to the memory lane of Rockstar for it’s title track, “O’ Meri Laila” which has been shot in the same house in Kashmir where Rockstar was shot! This will definitely bring Imtiaz Ali’s fans some nostalgic moments!

The song sung by Atif Aslam and Jyotika that releases today covers all the blooming seasons of love. It has the glimpse of autumn, the chills of snow, the shower of fall and the sunshine of summer.  With O’ Meri Laila,  let’s celebrate love like no other!

Laila Majnu is presented by Imtiaz Ali, Directed by Sajid Ali and Produced by Balaji Motion pictures and Preety Ali’s  Pi films, releases on 7th September.