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Mumbai, Dec 24 : As a successful filmmaker-actor, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Anil Kapoor together delivered cult films such as ‘1942: A Love Story’, ‘Parinda.’ Coming back with the film ‘Ek Ladki ko Dekha toh Aisa Laga’, Chopra says he does not write a script keeping actors in mind, but cast them based on the requirement of a story.
"I did not write a story for Anil Kapoor, but he was a perfect choice. When I wrote ‘1942: A Love Story’ or ‘Parinda’, I wrote the story first and then cast Anil because he was the right choice for the character that he played," said Chopra.
"My intention was not to write a story that revolves around the star Anil Kapoor. So, all the so-called stars must realize that the script comes first, the star later," said the National award-winning filmmaker during an interaction with the media on Monday.
"Today, I am confident because we have worked on the story and then cast a fine actor like Anil who, with his acting skill, took the story to the next level," he said.
Directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar, the film ‘Ek Ladki…’ features Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla.
Asked if he agrees that a good script overpowers the star-power, Chopra said, "There is no fight between the script and the star. The fact is, it works when it is a perfect marriage of the two. It is never, one or the other. It is the togetherness of a story and a star."
The film will be releasing on February 1.