After Netflix’s Lust Stories, filmmakers Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap are coming together with another collaborative feature for the streaming platform titled Ghost Stories.
Production of the film will begin in August and like their last film, will connect thematically while each will be a short complete film within itself.
Karan Johar shared the news of the film on social media. He wrote on his official Twitter handle, “The squad’s back together and ready to make you scream for your life! #GhostStories coming soon, only on Netflix.”
Netflix India’s official Twitter handle also announced the news of the collaboration and teased the filmmaker with the comment: “Can we call it Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghosts? Please Karan, please?
In response to which RSVP films helmed by Ronnie Screwvala wrote, “Spooky spooky hota hai @NetflixIndia, tum nahi samjhoge!”
Anurag Kashyap also shared some details about what the stories in the lineup will entail. Playfully using his Gangs of Wasseypur Faizal Khan’s dialogue, Kashyap wrote on Twitter, “Love story ka , Comedy ka, tearjerkers ka, biopics ka . Sabka badla lega #GhostStories.”
The four filmmakers also shared their thoughts on the upcoming project.
Karan Johar told IANS, “I have always been mortified to watch the horror genre and have always stayed very far away from any ghost story! So to direct one is not only hugely challenging but also exceptionally exciting, personally it’s uncharted terrain and I couldn’t have chosen a better platform and a more eclectic collective to exhibit my fear of ghosts and ghost stories! This one’s going to be a nightmare for this dream team.”
Dibakar Banerjee said that horror as a genre has incredible room to experiment and explore.”Ghost Stories is my attempt to do that, and it’s great to have a partner in Netflix with whom I have the freedom to tell the story as envisioned. Ultimately we are entertainers, and there’s nothing like a spine-chilling story, scaring the devil out of us while we’re safely tucked in our sofa munching fries,” he added.
On the other hand, Anurag Kashyap and Zoya Akhtar both spoke about doing something they have never done and challenging themselves with it.
Ghost Stories is the third collaboration between Netflix and RSVP. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and RSVP, in association with Ashi Dua of Flying Unicorn Entertainment, the film will stream to 151 million members across 190 countries.
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 1, 2019
Spooky spooky hota hai @NetflixIndia, tum nahi samjhoge! 😛
— RSVPMovies (@RSVPMovies) August 1, 2019
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) August 1, 2019