Ashi Dua Lust Stories Poster (Supply: Instagram | @ashidua, @kiaraaliaadvani)
Lately, Netflix India’s Lust Stories and Sacred Games went on to make us super proud with their International Emmy Award nominations. Whilst Sacred Games was nominated beneath the Ideal Drama Series category, Radhika Apte bagged a nomination for her part in the anthology – Lust Stories. It is terrific to see such awesome and original content material becoming made in our nation and it becoming recognised on a international scale, suitable? We caught up with 1 such particular person who was instrumental in this feat – the producer of Lust Stories – Ashi Dua. Founder of the production home, Flying Unicorn Entertainment, she has made one more comparable anthology named Bombay Talkies, and films like Kaalakaandi and Ghazi Attack. Incredibly elated about the nomination, she stated that the OTT platform — Netflix — helped them attain out to the suitable audiences, and now the Emmy’s.
Elaborating, she says:
Bombay Talkies was a theatrical release and was comparable to Lust Stories, but our nation is wide, and at times stories get lost. But with Lust Stories, it identified it is house in an OTT platform like Netflix mainly because our target audience was in a space like this.
Certainly, a platform like this is of terrific relevance to persons producing original content material and she stresses on the reality that it is, in reality, the ideal time to be in the small business exactly where if your content material has merit, you stand a likelihood. She adds, “I assume its a fair and superior time to be right here, specifically for persons like us who are not from the market and are attempting to make films.”
Getting made off-beat films like Kaalakandi starring Saif Ali Khan, Ashi stresses that it is the content material and the stories that excite her the most, along with the directors of course. She says that she is fortunate to have worked with the ideal in the market and that it was a terrific encounter to collaborate with minds like Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar.
I am grateful that inside 1 film we dealt with four distinctive stories and filmmakers whose believed processes and style of operating are really distinctive and it was super fascinating. Kudos to the directors for writing such content material and pondering of such powerful girls characters like in Lust Stories.
She adds that it was just by likelihood that they all ended up telling compelling stories by way of the woman’s viewpoint. Properly, we positive are super glad they did, mainly because we enjoyed every single 1 of the films!
Speaking about her future projects, Ashi says that she is presently operating on one more anthology with the similar set of directors – Zoya, Karan, Anurag and Dibakar Banarjee – named Ghost Stories in collaboration with Netflix and Ronnie Screwaala. She adds that she is also building far more projects with Netflix, and also has a function film in the pipeline.
With so a lot of fascinating points lined up for her, we can’ t wait to see the stories she brings to us! Congratulations on the nomination once again, Ashi and group!