There has been a lot of talk in regards to Karan Johar’s part in the upcoming film, Bombay Talkies. The film will compromise four short films, each directed by filmmakers Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerje and, Zoya Akhtar. Bombay Talkies will celebrate the 100 glorious years of Bollywood. While Zoya Akhtar has roped in Katrina Kaif for her short film, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee have signed Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui respectively. The Dharma Productions head has however not announced his casting plans for the film.
As per unofficial reports that have been pouring out lately, Karan Johar has a surprise in store and will enthrall audiences with his 20-minute directorial venture. The film is a challenge for the filmmaker who has previously rolled out longer movies that have kept audiences hooked for well over 200 minutes at times! Squeezing a complete story in a 20 minute film is a trend-breaker for Karan. “For me, it’s a challenging format. We have 20 minutes to tell a story, which is coherent and connected to the other plots. This can be a challenge for any filmmaker,” says Karan.
Speaking about his casting plans, Karan Johar also went on to add, “I am currently in the pre-production stage and haven’t cast anyone. I just locked the screenplay a few days ago, and plan to start the shoot by the end of January.” One thing’s for sure. Karan Johar’s casting choice is bound to make headlines when officially announced by the filmmaker and fans everywhere have been on the edge of their seats to grab a peek at this movie.