Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, and Dibakar Banerjee are all set to release their anthology film Ghost Stories on the occasion of the new year. The film that consists of four short films will premiere on online streaming platform Netflix at midnight 12 am on 1 January 2020.
Zoya Akhtar took to her social media account to share a video where the four directors made the announcement. While the quartet has previously come together for anthology Bombay Talkies and Lust Stories, this is the first time that they are venturing into horror genre.
“We ventured into a space that none of us had been in before. So this year, we decided to do Ghost Stories. It’s about things that are not really human…monsters, supernatural,” the quartet declared in the video.
They went on to give hints about the plot. “I don’t think I can ever look at big fat weddings the same way again,” Karan said. “Innocent kindergarten rhymes are sending me running,” Zoya exclaimed, while Anurag said: “Bird songs don’t sound sweet anymore.”
“Strange fascination and craving for certain kind of food,” Dibakar added. “So Netflix is going to put this out at midnight 12 am on January 1, bringing your new year with a scream,” Karan said.
Produced by RSVP Movies and Flying Unicorn Entertainment, Ghost Stories will feature an ensemble cast of Mrunal Thakur, Avinash Tiwary, Janhvi Kapoor, Raghuvir Yadav, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vijay Varma and Pavail Gulati.