Karan Johar’s The Other goes for a title change Karan Johar (Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images)
By: Mohnish Singh
In January 2020, Netflix India announced its collaboration with several prominent Indian filmmakers for a number of originals. One of the projects was titled The Other. Since it was the working title of the film, the makers have now decided to change its title from The Other to Ajeeb Daastaans.
Ajeeb Daastaans is an anthology film that consists of four different stories. But all stories have a common thread; they shed light on relationships and their complexities. The film signifies the third person in a relationship – the one who breaks it, or, maybe even completes it.
Talking about the venture, producer Karan Johar had earlier said, “An anthology allows us to bring together diverse creative minds to showcase different facets of the same concept in a unique manner, and Netflix presents these beautifully. The Other is one such film that delves into the various complexities of human relationships. Each director will bring their unique vision to the table, amalgamating in a piece that many viewers across the world will definitely resonate with.”
Johar is bankrolling Ajeeb Daastaans under Dharmatic, which is a digital arm of his production house Dharma Productions. From what we hear, the film is currently is in production.
Ajeeb Daastaans boasts of an impressive cast. It features Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Jaideep Ahlawat in significant parts. Aditi Rao Hydari, Inayat Verma, and Abhishek Banerjee have also come on board to play important characters.
More details on the forthcoming film are expected to arrive soon.
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