After working with actor Anil Kapoor 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 Anil Kapoor. So, all the so-called stars must realise that the script comes first and then the star.
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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