Legendary film makers Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee are all set to join hands yet again after Bombay Talkies.
This time, the squad will be working together for Netflix. The America based online streaming company is gearing up for a new original film titled Lust Stories. The film will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala.
Starring Radhika Apte, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Kiara Advani, the film will be available on Netflix from June 2018.
According to the producer, director Karan Johar the film was a satisfying experience.
Indian Express quoted him as saying, “A theme of lust….a new age and dynamic platform…the company of prolific filmmakers…the vision of Ashi Dua and Ronnie Screwvala made this experience immensely sexy and satisfying! (no pun intended)…Lust Stories breaks ground and even tears the envelope at times! This one is worth the price of a subscription”.
On the other hand, Anurag Kashyap who is known for making offbeat films expressed his views by saying, “The opportunities that a streaming service such as Netflix provides to creators are unparalleled, with the freedom to execute our vision, reach new audiences in 190 countries and tell a memorable story. As audiences move towards enjoying entertainment online, I’m delighted to play a part in welcoming this shift in India.”
This is apparently the second time when these four directors are coming on the same boat after Bombay Talkies in 2013, which celebrated Indian cinema's 100th anniversary.
“Viewers today demand freedom in how they consume entertainment and since our stories have evolved to reflect modern sensibilities, so should the medium. It’s very exciting to make my Netflix debut with this film, and I can’t wait to see how a world audience receives it,” Zoya Akhtar’s statement read.
“I feel incredibly lucky to be in this film, in this company, and the fact that this will be seen by people who want to see films with subjects and treatment like this. I already feel a lot smarter, cooler, and maybe more honest. Something traditional theatricals do not make you feel anymore," a tabloid quoted Dibakar Banerjee.
The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP in association with Ashi Dua of Flying Unicorn Entertainment.
Information Source: Indianexpress