Sonam K Ahuja on EKDTL: Was important to show her as simple because a gay girl is still a regular girl

Sonam Kapoor has aced the role of Sweety in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. She belongs from a small town of Punjab and struggles to reveal her identity to her family. In an interview with a leading tabloid, she has tried to clear the message that the movie is delivering. Read on.
Sonam K Ahuja on EKDTL: Was important to show her as simple because a gay girl is still a regular girlSonam K Ahuja on EKDTL: Was important to show her as simple because a gay girl is still a regular girl
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Sonam Kapoor has taken a brave choice to play a girl who’s trying to challenge the set notions of the society in her latest film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. She has never shied away from voicing her opinions in a straightforward way. The movie has tried to change the preconceived notions of how the society sees the love between the same sex. If you have seen the movie, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga clearly screams the message that love has no boundaries and it’s a story of acceptance and realisation of who you really are. Sonam has aced the role of Sweety in the movie. She belongs from a small town of Punjab and struggles to reveal her identity to her family. 
 
Kapoor’s lover is portrayed by South actor Regina Cassandra and it’s amazing how everything pans out for the movie in this aspect. Sonam told Mid-Day, “The film was categorically about the girl and her family. It was important to show her as simple and ordinary because a gay girl is still a regular girl. We didn't want to stereotype her. As far as Kuhu goes, by design, if the story was bent towards developing their relationship, it would have taken away from showing what the girl's father [Anil Kapoor] or her grandmother goes through, or how her brother treats it as a sickness.” 
 
One of the lines in the climax scene by Kapoor has created a stir. In the scene, she is seen telling Rajkummar Rao that he needs to save more Sweetys of the world. Well, according to Sonam, people have taken the meaning of the line completely out to context. She said that she was talking about the power of theatre. “In a movie-obsessed country like ours, we can't deny the dialogue a film can start. Since Saahil is a playwright, she feels that as a storyteller, he can bring about a change,” said Kapoor. Do you agree with her thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below. Meanwhile, watch the trailer here: 
 
 

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