To commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema, four directors came together in 2013 to make Bombay Talkies, which was a combination of four short films. Karan Johar directed Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh, which was a love triangle with homosexual undertones. It starred Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda and Saqib Saleem. Dibakar Banerjee made Star with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead. It was an adaptation of Satyajit Ray's short story, Patol Babu. Zoya Akhtar told the story of a twelve-year-old boy (played by Naman jain),who is a crazy fan of Katrina Kaif, through Sheila Ki Jawaani. Anurag Kashyap helmed Murabba, the story of an ordinary man, Vijay (played by Vineet Kumar Singh), who travels to Mumbai to meet Amitabh Bachchan and feed him homemade murabba (fruit preserve).
Four years later, the quartet is gearing up to return with yet another exciting project. Like Bombay Talkies, the-yet-to-be-titled-project will also be a compilation of four short films but it wouldn't be a sequel. Ronnie Screwvala and Ashi Dua have come forward to produce the film. This time the theme will be love and lust. Bhumi Pednekar has already been approached for Zoya's film.
“The quartet has begun working on ideas for their respective 30-minute shorts and have zeroed down on a common theme of love and lust after a lot of brainstorming. Zoya is currently in talks with Bhumi Pednekar and Neil Bhoopalam to play the lead in her short, while others are presently in the deciding theirs.They will shoot their films at their own time later this year and the anthology should release next year,” a source close to the project informed Mumbai Mirror.
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