Movie Title – London Paris New York
Star Cast – Ali Zafar, Aditi Rao Hydari
Written by – Anu Menon
Screenplay by – Anu Menon
Story by – Anu Menon
Music by – Ali Zafar
Cinematography – Sameer Arya
Editing by – Sally Salgaonkar
London Paris New York Release Date: 2nd March 2012
The story of opposites fighting and finally falling in love is not new in the world of Bollywood. London Paris New York is based on the same ‘tried and tested’ formula. However, the film has a different take on love stories with a witty angle added. The movie proclaims to be different and is billed as a coming of the age love story. In short, the movie is catered for youth and the film has been made with a youthful approach.
Anu Menon, who is making her debut with this movie, seemed fairly confident about its prospects. Producer Shrishti Arya, who is producing the movie with Fox Star studios and her partner Goldie Behl, also gave her full support to the debutante director.
Actor Ali Zafar who is seen after a successful Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, stated the importance of the film’s title. The movie follows the journey of the couple through the three cities London, Paris and New York said the actor. Ali Zafar is also a noted musician, having written and composed various songs prior to this movie. He marks his debut as a music director in Bollywood with this film.
The casting of the film was somewhat pre-destined. At least the lead actress feels so. Aditi Rao was finalized to play the lead by director Anu Menon but she did not have a producer for her script. Producer Goldie Behl had also kept a keen eye on Aditi and wanted to cast her in one of his films. Coincidently, Goldie and Anu decided to work on London Paris New York. They unanimously decided on Aditi Rao as their lead heroine. It was also a bold decision to cast Ali Zafar as the main hero, in a romantic themed movie. The film sources maintain that for a movie with a different outlook on romance, this was utterly necessary.
Shooting for this movie was completed in November 2011. Youthful romance, scenic locations and a punch of comedy are the USP’s of this movie. Slated to hit the theaters on 3rd March 2012, the music of the film is already running at the top of the charts. The buzz is that the film will do well, owing to its unconventional take on romance.