Netflix India has announced its new projects for the year 2020 with famous directors Karan Johar, Vikramaditya Motwane, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap. There will be four projects these directors will be working on. Karan Johar, known popularly as KJo, will be working on The Other, another anthology powered by Netflix India.
“A collection of four films, the stories will focus on the third person in different relationships. Shefali Shah, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Manav Kaul, Nushrat Bharucha are expected to be a part of the anthology,” said the production company.
Anurag Kashyap, who helmed the famous series ‘Sacred Games’ starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi and others, will now be working on a film titled Choked. According to Netflix, the story of the movie, that stars Saiyami Kher and Malayalam actor Rohan Mathew, revolves around a bank cashier whose life takes a turn when she finds unlimited money hoarded in her kitchen.
After helming Ghost Stories, Dibakar Banerjee will join the platform with Freedom, featuring Manisha Koirala, Naseeruddin Shah, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin, among others.
“As a filmmaker, I want to move away from cinematic stereotypes. Working on Lust Stories and Ghost Stories gave me renewed hope about creative expression in India. Freedom is the next step forward,” said Dibakar while talking about the film.
‘Freedom’ will be set 25 years into the future and traces the history of a family in three stories interwoven with the ideological histories of India, he added.
Fans will see Anurag Kashyap and Anil Kapoor working together in the cast of Vikramaditya Motwane’s film. It will be revival of his project AK v/s AK on Netflix, and it will be a dark revenge drama revolving around the highs and lows of a director and an actor.
The film was earlier titled AK v/s SK with Shahid Kapoor in the lead, who is now replaced by Anil Kapoor.