Sonam Kapoor’s love interest is Regina Cassandra! – The Tollywood star makes an unconventional debut in the forthcoming Hindi film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.
The film talks about a same-sex relationship. While Sonam’s character as a lesbian was known, Regina Cassandra being her love interest was kept a secret.
Narrating the story of how she landed the role, Regina says, “I got a call from the production house and later, Shelly Chopra flew down to Chennai to narrate the script to me. I thought it would be a great project for me to make my debut in Bollywood and I came on board. I did not have to even audition for my part since Shelly saw my earlier films and believed that casting me would be apt and honest.”
Although Regina says she liked the story instantly, she admits that she was a bit apprehensive about the script as it deals with a sensitive issue. “One of the main reasons I took up the project was because of Shelly Chopra. Being a female director, I believed that she would shoot the scenes aesthetically. And in the end, I was very pleased with the way the scenes have come out,” shares Regina.
The Nakshatram actress feels that Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga will hit all the right notes. “Since the concept of same-sex relationships is gaining momentum in society, it makes for a great story on film too. And when someone like Sonam Kapoor is starring in it, it will definitely reach out to all the audiences,” she explains.
Describing her co-star Sonam as a ‘thorough professional’, Regina says, “Shooting with her has been a great experience. She used to cook makhanas on the sets and serve us. We also share common interests like travelling, fitness, etc.”