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Netflix announces new Indian original film 'Lust Stories'

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MUMBAI: In order to connect more with Indian audiences, over the top (OTT) giant Netflix has announced the premiere of another original film for India after the huge success of Love Per Square Foot. The new title Lust Stories is directed by the prominent faces of industry, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, and Dibakar Banerjee.

Lust Stories laces four short films that deal with real life relationships in modern India each directed by one of the names above. It has a stellar cast from the Indian film industry including actors such as Radhika Apte, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Kiara Advani.

For this venture, Netflix has again collaborated with Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP as producer in association with Ashi Dua of Flying Unicorn Entertainment.

“I’m really excited and proud to have been able to do this with Ronnie Screwvala and the four most exciting and exuberant filmmakers in India on a platform that not only gives us the liberty to tell the stories exactly the way we want to, but also tell them to people from countries and cultures that are vastly different from ours. The artist and the aesthetes all connected through the language of films,” said Dua.

Netflix is banking on Indian content being its gateway to the hearts of the people. Another original Sacred Games is set to release on 6 July. All the Indian originals will be available globally increasing the scope of Indian talent to reach a wide audience worldwide.

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