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Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor 'reimagine' the folklore of Laila Majnu

Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor 'reimagine' the folklore of Laila Majnu

Laila Majnu, which is also produced by Imtiaz's ex-wife Preety Ali, is due to be released on 4 May 2018. "The epic love story is back!"

As a special Valentine's Day gift for all Bollywood movie lovers, director Imtiaz Ali and producer Ekta Kapoor have revealed the first look of their first collaboration - Laila Majnu. Ekta tweeted the first teaser poster of the movie today, and it looks very handsome indeed.

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Ekta Kapoor, after conquering the Television, has now begun to make her presence in the film industry known on an even more scale, from collaborating with female directors to creating good content for women, she has come out as the most powerful woman in the industry, who isn't a Director. "Here's the teaser poster of #LailaMajnu, which will be out on 4th May". However, the movie which will launch new faces in the Hindi film industry will be directed by Imtiaz's younger brother Sajid Ali. His recent film was Jab Hary Met Sejal, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. "My sister-in-law Preeti Ali is producing it with Balaji Motion Pictures", Sajid had said. The idea of revisiting "Laila Majnu" has been on my mind for a while. They will retell the tale but with a modern twist. "What is worrying everybody is that I am taking so much time in writing it".

The film is believed to cast newcomers and the suspense regarding their identity has further stoked curiosity.


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