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‘ELKDTAL’: Regina Cassandra opens up on playing a lesbian character in her Bollywood debut

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Filmmaker Shelly Dhar Chopra made her directorial debut with ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga‘ which starred Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in pivotal roles. However, there was one more person who marked her Bollywood debut with this film and it was none other Regina Cassandra, who played Sonam’s love interest in the film.

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Regina is a well-known face down-south so taking up a film like ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ that centres around homosexuality for her Bollywood debut was quite a brave decision on her part. When asked about her apprehensions regarding taking up this particular film, Regina told Times Now, “My apprehensions were never towards the role or the character…If I did have any apprehension towards doing the film then it was mainly about you know, this is after all my first Bollywood film…whether I like it or not, tomorrow this is going to reflect on my filmography. So that was more of what I had to think about and that was more of a decision I had to take. But this is such a wonderful film not just because of the subject that we wanted to underline but also because of the way she put it across.”

Here’s a poster of Regina and Sonam from the film

She further added, “We are so familiar with these films, it’s not the first time we are seeing something like this in the Indian Cinema itself…but the way she (Shelly) had written it and how hell-bent she was on showing love in its purest form. Shelly and Ghazal (writer)have been able to write this really nice story that has such a sensitive topic and unfortunately, it is still a sensitive topic in our country…but the fact that they’ve written this and the fact that Sonam decided to play a character like this which is so flawed…so I think all of this has added to the film.”

Talking about her experience of working with Sonam Kapoor, Regina said that she enjoyed working with her since she is complete fun and outspoken.

Also Read: ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ Movie Review: A revolutionary tale that drives its message home successfully

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