Will Karan Johar’s New Web Show Be Called, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghosts?” Filmmaker Reacts
After Lust Stories, the squad of 4 - Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap – is back with Ghost Stories. This is how Karan reacted when Netflix wanted to name it “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghosts?”
Adding to its compelling slate of Indian originals, Netflix confirmed that Ghost Stories would begin production in August. This omnibus will see four of India’s coveted film directors helm individual stories in the horror/supernatural genre. The stories - directed by Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Anurag Kashyap - will be thematically connected to each other and culminate in a hair-raising end. Taking it to social media, Netflix Tweeted, “Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar,, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap. Are you screaming yet? You will be soon. #GhostStories, coming soon, only on Netflix.”
Now replying to the tweet Karan wrote, “The squad's back together and ready to make you scream for your life! #GhostStories coming soon, only on Netflix.” When Netflix replied and asked if they can call the new series, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghosts?”, He said, “Please can you NOT”
Can we call it Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghosts? Please Karan, please?— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) August 1, 2019
Talking about the new series Zoya Akhtar said, “Working with Netflix is a delight for any filmmaker whose story is sacrosanct. As a writer/ director, I thrive on bending genres and inverting tropes and I am so looking forward to attempting that with a ghost story.”
Karan Johar, “I have always been mortified to watch the horror genre and have always stayed very far away from any ghost story! So to direct one is not only hugely challenging but also exceptionally exciting! Personally it’s uncharted terrain and I couldn’t have chosen a better platform and a more eclectic collective to exhibit my fear of ghosts and ghost stories! This one's going to be a nightmare for this dream team!
Anurag Kashyap, who has collaborated with Netflix on multiple occasions, said, “I am really looking forward to challenging myself to make something that I have never attempted before. Also, I have never prepared so much for anything before”
Ghost Stories is the third collaboration between Netflix and
RSVP. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and RSVP, in association with Ashi Dua of
Flying Unicorn Entertainment, Ghost Stories will release exclusively on Netflix
and will stream to 151 million members across 190 countries at the same time.
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