Filmmaker Karan Johar says he
would be more than happy to come up with a sequel to Bombay
Talkies, a short film based on the centenary of Indian
cinema, which is currently under production.
Bombay Talkies is a collection of short films to
celebrate hundred years of Indian cinema, with four directors,
Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibaker Banerjee and Karan Johar
working on their respective creation.
"It is our love for cinema that has made all four of
us make Bombay Talkies. We are coming together to resonate
the celebration of cinema," Karan said.
He was speaking at a panel discussion on '100 years of
Cinema and beyond' at FICCI Frames here.
"I would love to make a sequel to 'Bombay Talkies'. I
hope we all come together to make yet another film may be
after some years...to do it all this over again," he said.
About the film, Karan said, "Dibakar's film will have
angst, Zoya will have something on creative freedom, Anurag
will show madness and insanity and I will have music and
Anurag, known for his penchant for off-beat films,
candidly said that he was quite scared to be part of the
"I was the first one to sign myself and I was scared.
My film is about when you come to Bombay for first time and
how people wait outside their houses," Anurag said.
On her part, Zoya said, "I agreed to do it on a
condition that I will be allowed to make what I want
to...which I have done".
Dibakar said he would be making an emotional film. "I
want to make out and out emotional film....it is a tear
jerker. I wanted to include regional flavor so it has use of
Marathi language in it," he added.
Bombay Talkies will be released on May 3, marking
100 years of Indian cinema that began a humble beginning with
Raja Harishchandra, the first full-length feature film,
unveiled to audience on on May 3, 1913.