Completion of the 100 years of Indian cinema brought together four talented directors- Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee to create Bombay Talkies. Paying homage to the Hindi film industry, the directors helmed different stories for the film. Once again, they are going to create the magic on screen together. The directors have joined hands for the upcoming venture of Netflix titled Lust stories.
The film would be teaming up the promising directors with many high powered actors, including Radhika Apte, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Kiara Advani in pivotal roles.
While talking about the film, Anurag Kashyap said, “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.”
Karan Johar remarked on the same, 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.”
Zoya Akhtar said in an official statement, “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.”
Meanwhile, Dibakar Banerjee opines, “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.”
Lust stories will be bankrolled by Ronnie Screwvala’s production house RSVP and Ashi Dua of Flying Unicorn Entertainment.