Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor is "overwhelmed" as her latest release Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga has been considered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) to be included in Oscar library. The film revolves around a same-sex relationship and shows the struggle to find acceptance in the family and society. Regina Cassandra plays the role of Sonam's love interest in the flick.
According to reports, AMPAS has requested the makers for a copy of the film's screenplay for its permanent Core Collection. Sonam said Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is a special film for her. "It is my first movie with my father and also because it has a strong message that deserves to be told. I'm really happy that it was selected to be part of the Oscar library and I'm overwhelmed by the kind of love audiences have showered on the film," Sonam said in a statement.
Also featuring Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao, the film has earned around Rs 20 crore at the box office. The movie didn't do well at the box office, however, it earned rave reviews from critics for its subject and the performances.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga has been directed and co-written by Shelly Chopra Dhar and produced by her brother Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
(With PTI inputs)