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Didn't write script for Anil, but he was perfect choice: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

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After working with in hit films such as '1942: A Love Story' and 'Parinda', filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has worked with him again in the upcoming movie 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga', seems to be in awe of him as he finds Anil as the perfect choice for the film.

For Chopra, however, the script matters more than the cast. He first works on the script and then hunts for actors for the particular roles in his films.

During the teaser launch of 'Ek Ladki...' here on Monday, Chopra, who is producing the film, said: "I did not write a story for Anil Kapoor, but he was a perfect choice. That is why I cast him. 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."

"My intention was not to write a story that revolves around the star So, all the so-called stars must realise that the script comes first and then the star.

"Today, I am confident because we have worked on the story and then cast a fine like Anil, who with his acting skill took the story to the next level," said the National Award-winning

Directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar, 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' also features actors Raj Kummar Rao, and in pivotal roles.

Has good script overpowered the star-power?

Chopra said: "Look, 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 story and star."

The film is scheduled to release on February 1.



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First Published: Mon, December 24 2018. 23:04 IST