Filmmaker Onir applauds Sonam Kapoor for the ‘most Unexpected Romance of the year!’

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ox Star Hindi released the trailer of the film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga recently, which marks Sonam Kapoor’s first film with her father Anil Kapoor. The description on the YouTube video calls the film the “most Unexpected Romance of the year!”

The 2min 34sec trailer initially appears to be a fun romcom, until it takes a turn and the happy Indian family’s hopes of their daughter’s wedding is shattered by a big revelation.

Although the trailer does not openly speak of same sex love, viewers are given hints to the fact that the protagonist played by Sonam is a lesbian.

Filmmaker Onir praised Sonam after watching the trailer, and wrote, “kudos to Sonam Kapoor for taking up the JOY as an actor to portray same sex love … Hope others too break their walls and embrace such roles just as another exciting character for an actor. Love the trailer. (sic)”

Directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar, the film is based on an unconventional love story that troubles a family with societal pressure when their daughter comes across as lesbian.

Scheduled to hit theatres on February 1, the film co stars Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao.

Check out how Twitterati praised the trailer:

Watch the trailer here: