There’s been talk of big names from mainstream coming to the world of streaming. While some are doing that, this piece of news breaks the barrier between digital and mainstream. Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap are now teaming up for a Netflix Original film that will be based on the concept of lust.
The Netflix Original will star Radhika Apte, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kausal, Bhumi Pednekar and Kiara Advani. The film will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala.
My short film part of #luststories on @NetflixIndia in June! In the company of amazing filmmakers #Zoya #dibaker @anuragkashyap72 ! Thanks @vickykaushal09 @Advani_Kiara @NehaDhupia for being a part of our lust story @RonnieScrewvala @ashidua_fue @RSVPMovies pic.twitter.com/mqohXTS4kn
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 30, 2018
Everyone involved in the film were quite excited about the project. This will be the first time that Manisha Koirala will appear in a Netflix Original or even digital content. If all goes well, this will also be Zoya Akhtar’s digital debut as a director. She is already working on an Amazon Prime series, Made in Heaven, about two warring event management companies.
In a media interaction, Anurag Kashyap said that the opportunities that streaming services like Netflix provides are unparalleled. He even praised Netflix for the freedom that that they provide, so directors can execute their vision and reach new audiences to tell a memorable story. Even Zoya Akhtar spoke about how she was looking forward to seeing how a world audience received the kind of stories that she had in mind.