Sometimes, there’s little better than settling down to watch a good old-fashioned romantic comedy. A will they, won’t they, where you know they will, but believe that maybe they won’t. Step forward What’s Love Got to do With It?, penned by Jemima Khan, with romantic leads Lily James & Shazad Latif bringing the story and characters to life, in this cross-cultural tale.
We had the pleasure of taking part in a mega-junket for the film as we spoke to James and Latif about their in-build bond they have from years of friendship, and how that benefits the finished product, while we also discuss the creation of this story with screenwriter Khan, as well as the venerable director Shekhar Kapur. We also have a funny chat with Asim Chaudhry and Jeff Mirza as they talk us through their inspirations, and, well, dogging, while finally we speak to the talented musicians who have the fine job in bringing the traditional, conventional elements of this genre into a modern world, with the final video below being an interview with Nitin Sawhney and Naughty Boy.
Lily James & Shazad Latif
Asim Chaudhry & Jeff Mirza
Nitin Sawhney & Naughty Boy
Zoe decides to film her neighbour’s journey from London to Lahore, where he is to marry the woman of his parents’ choice. Zoe experiences a different approach to finding love.
What’s Love Got to do With It? is released in cinemas on February 24th