Vidhu Vinod Chopra clarifies Sonam Kapoor was the first actor on-board for 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga'
A few months after the release of 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga', rumours recently started to do the rounds that Sonam Kapoor was not the first choice for the film's protagonist.
It was rumoured that Sonam, but Taapsee Pannu who was the first choice to play the film's protagonist. It was reported that after Anil Kapoor joined the movie, he suggested the makers to consider his daughter Sonam for the role.
Clearing the air surrounding such rumours, the film's producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra said that Sonam was the first person cast in the film.
In an official statement, Chopra said, "This is to address all the media reports that have been floating around in the media about Taapsee Pannu being the offered Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga, I am the producer of the film and I have never met her in my life. Sonam was the first person cast in the film even before Anil Kapoor. This clarification is a matter (of) principle. Articles like this undermine the movie making process and are making a mockery out of a film that means a lot to us and the whole lgbtqi community."