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Netflix announces three new films
Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Karan Johar are collaborating with Netflix on three separate film projects, the streamer announced on Thursday. The three films will start streaming this year.
Kashyap’s film, Choked follows a hapless bank cashier whose life takes a turn when she finds a source of unlimited money choked in her own kitchen. It stars Saiyami Kher and Rohan Mathew in pivotal roles.
Kashyap said he has found a “home” in the streamer that helps him push his creative boundaries. “I have found a home in Netflix and with every project, I do with them, I feel like I’m able to push my creative boundaries a little more. Choked is unlike anything I’ve done before, much like all my outings with Netflix, and is a story that, I believe will appeal to a varied audience,” the filmmaker said, who has previously worked with the streamer on Sacred Games, Lust Stories and Ghost Stories.
Motwane will be directing AK vs AK, which features actor Anil Kapoor and Kashyap. “A brash film director kidnaps the daughter of a well-known movie star. While the star is relentlessly searching for his daughter, the director/kidnapper films the desperate search in real-time for his next blockbuster movie,” reads the film’s synopsis.
Motwane said Netflix is the “perfect platform” for his next. “AK vs AK has an extremely, unique and gripping storyline and Netflix is the perfect platform for it because of their organic disposition to take creative leaps of faith and constantly push the envelope every single time,” he added.
Motwane has directed the debut season of Netflix series Sacred Games with Kashyap. They have also produced another Netflix India Original, Ghoul. The film, produced by Johar, has the working title of The Other. “Shedding light on relationships and their complexities, The Other signifies the third person in a relationship – the one who breaks it, or, maybe even completes it,” reads its description.
Johar is producing the film at Dharmatic and it is currently is in production.
The filmmaker, who has previously worked with Netflix on two anthologies — Lust Stories and Ghost Stories, said The Other is one such film that delves into the various complexities of human relationships. “An anthology allows us to bring together diverse creative minds to showcase different facets of the same concept in a unique manner, and Netflix presents these beautifully… Each director will bring their unique vision to the table, amalgamating in a piece that many viewers across the world will definitely resonate with,” he said. (PTI)