Karan Johar who is gearing up for the release of Netflix’s Lust Stories said, his story emphasizes the fact that it’s not a man’s right to pleasure but also a women’s right.
Karan Johar along with Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee was present for the trailer launch of Netflix’s Lust Stories on Friday.
Karan who has always been known to stand up for the right for equality said his short story in the lust stories anthology is about a women’s right to pleasure.
When talking about his story and its significance he said, “It is called Lust stories, so of course the story is about love and lust and embedded when given a choice between love and lust most sensible people will chose lust. Because it is infinity more exiting then love it.it is the more popular 4 letter word to live a life by and I think that’s what we chose in a certain sense of the word but there is embedded love in that lust.
My film is about seeking pleasure and it is also about the fact that its not a man’s right to pleasure but also a women’s right. And if you want to read between the lines or the sheets then i totally give you the onus to do that.”
Zoya who’s story stars Bhumi Pednekar as one of the lead said, “My story is about love and lust but it the concept is about class in India, the way we percieve it and what it means to us when we are attracted to someone.”
When asked Bhumi how it felt been directed by Zoya who has been on her wish-list she said, “when i got a call from zoya i was literally jumping on my bed because she has been on my wishlist for the longest time. I was so excited when she shared the story with I was like Oh my god i have to do this. I am constantly looking for newer characters, newer stories, newer emotions and boundaries to break and the story did it all. IT speaks alot of so many biases we have and Zoya in a very sweet and nice way has highlighted that.”
The Netflix venture unites India’s biggest directors in the international anthology film. The stories are directed by Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar
“Lust Stories” will release on June 15.