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Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee reunite for Netflix’s Ghost Stories

Filmmakers Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Anurag Kashyap after the successful venture of the Lust Stories are teaming up once again but, this time to spread some chills with Netflix’s new project Ghost Stories.


The production for Ghost stories begins in August. While plot details for Ghost Stories are shared yet, however, the four short films directed by these filmmakers will be thematically connected to each other and culminate in the end.

All these filmmakers are excited to experiment and are looking forward to exploring the horror genre, as they speak about this new venture Ghost Stories.

“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”, said Karan Johar.

“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,” he further added.

While talking about Ghost stories, Zoya Akhtar said, “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”.

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.”

For Dibakar Banerjee horror as a genre has incredible room to experiment and explore, as he added, “Ghost Stories is my attempt to do that, and it’s great to have a partner in Netflix with whom I have the freedom to tell the story as envisioned. Ultimately we are entertainers, and there’s nothing like a spine-chilling story, scaring the devil out of us while we’re safely tucked in our sofa munching fries”.

Ghost Stories will stream to 151 million members across 190 countries.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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