Netflix announces four Indian films

Anurag Kashyap will direct the first movie titled Choked

Anurag-Kashyap-pic via IMDb

Netflix, on Thursday, announced four Indian films for 2020, to be helmed by directors Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Karan Johar and Dibakar Banerjee.

Anurag Kashyap will direct the first movie titled Choked, starring Saiyami Kher and Roshan Mathew. Vikramaditya Motwane's directorial is titled AK vs AK. The movie features Anil Kapoor and Kashyap. Dibakar Banerjee's film titled Freedom features actors Naseeruddin Shah, Manisha Koirala, Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin, Divya Dutta, Zoya Husain, Shashank Arora, and Neeraj Kabi.

The fourth and yet untitled film will be an anthology from Karan Johar and Dharmatic, featuring Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, Nusrat Bharucha, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Jaideep Ahlawat. "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... 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 said.

Srishti Behl Arya, director, International Original Films, India, Netflix, said the streaming service wants to be a home for the country's finest filmmakers and their unique, universal and personal stories. "We are making films that our members in India and around the world will love. As we continue to expand our film slate in India, we are thrilled to work with imaginative storytellers who break boundaries and choose the unexpected over the safe," Arya said.

- with PTI inputs