Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

In 2019, post-Section 377 India saw a mainstream Bollywood movie, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, starring Sonam Kapoor, playing a lesbian character. The movie was written for the screen by Gazal Dhaliwal and Shelly Chopra Dhar and is known to be inspired by the 1919 novel A Damsel in Distress by P. G. Wodehouse. Directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar, the movie also has Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Juhi Chawla, and Regina Cassandra.

It is primarily Sweety Chaudhary’s story, who is a closeted lesbian, and her relationship with her father, Balbir Chaudhary. The movie is set in a conservative and traditional Punjabi family and attempts to bring out the perspective of homosexuality in smaller towns. It talks about the various troubles lesbian couples face when their natal families are ……continue reading

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