Zoya Akhtar’s film based on real-life incident

  • Bombay Talkies features four short films shot by Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee. Take a look!

  • Karan Johar's part stars Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda and Saqib Saleem and sees Rani playing a sexually repressed housewife as well as a journalist.

  • Randeep Hooda plays Rani Mukerji's husband in the film.

  • Dibakar Banerjee's film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sadashiv Amrapukar and it explores an emotional father-son relationship. The film has been adapted from Satyajit Ray's film ...

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from the film.

  • Zoya Akhtar's film stars Ranvir Shorey, Katrina Kaif and a little kid. Apparently, the short film sees Kaif playing herself, as a stylish diva.

  • Rani Mukerji will be seen as a journalist for the second time after No One Killed Jessica.

  • Little kid wants to be Sheila in this part of the film.

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s short film in the upcoming collaborative project, Bombay Talkies, revolves around a school boy who wants to be like actor Katrina Kaif and dances his heart out to the song, Sheila Ki Jawaani, all the time.

Zoya says she has based her film on an actual encounter she had with a kid who was fascinated with Katrina to the level of obsession. She met this boy a few years ago at a social gathering. Zoya says she was touched as well as saddened by the encounter.

It was a memory she carried with her and when the opportunity to direct Bombay Talkies came up, she wanted to worked on this story. “It was an incident which touched Zoya’s heart... she thought this story would be ideal,” says a source close to Zoya.

 

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