Tanuj Virwani says the plot of his debut film "Love U Soniyo" is akin to his mother Rati Agnihotri's 1981 blockbuster "Ek Duuje Ke Liye" -- both films revolve around lovers who belong to different regions.
"Ek Duuje Ke Liye" saw Rati as a North Indian girl who falls in love with a Tamil guy, played by Kamal Haasan. Director Joe Rajan's "Love U Soniyo" revolves around Mark, a Catholic, and Punjabi girl Soniyo, played by former Miss India Neha Hinge, and how they are brought together by fate only to be drawn apart.
Tanuj said: "Yes, quite a coincidence. It wasn't planned and funnily enough we didn't even realise it until midway through the shoot."
"One night after pack up, Joe and I were sitting in our hotel verandah and talking when 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye' songs started playing and after a few moments it hit me, that it's a coincidence that I am also doing the same kind of film, which mom did. Even Joe was stunned," he added.
Distributed by Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd, and produced by Harvey India Productions and Odyssey Corporation India Limited, "Luv U Soniyo" is all set to hit the screens July 26.