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Zoya Akhtar to pay tribute to Bollywood in next

MUMBAI: After being lauded for her last film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Zoya Akhtar will be working on two assignments: one would be her next feature film and the other a 25-minute short film that will pay a tribute to the Indian film industry that is to complete its century next year.


Others who are contemplating to pay a homage to Bollywood in its centenary year include R.Balki, known for his films Cheeni Kum and Paa and Dibakar Banerjee, known for his film LSD and the up for release Shanghai.


“We’re really proud of her. She’s been burning the midnight oil to give the short film its desired shape and colour. It would be unfair if my partner Farhan (producer-director-actor-singer-writer Farhan Akhtar) or I gave away the actual content of her movie. But we can promise that it’s a beautiful film that pays tribute to one of the biggest and oldest film industries in the world. It’s a beautiful story woven around filmmaking,” producer Ridesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment said.


Meanwhile, the production house is working on a couple of films of which one each would be directed by Akhtar, Abhishek Kapoor and Abhinay Deo. The announcement would be made shortly.

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