In the year 2013, four filmmakers Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee came together to collaborate on Bombay Talkies which was a four-part anthology made to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema.
Now, years later, Zoya Akhtar was roped in for a sequel of the project which revolves around Love and Lust. Zoya shared a photo of the clapboard after finishing directing the short film Love and Lust on the last day of February. She captioned it, "It's A Wrap #loveandlust #shortfilm #bombaytalkies #clapboard #tigerbaby #excelentertainment @titoterrez @amirabhargava." The team commemorated the wrap up with a group picture of the people involved in the project.
The project has been co-produced by Ashi Dua and Ronnie Screwvala. Ashi and Ronnie had briefly discussed the concept as they thought it was a good idea to bring back the project with a refreshing story. They felt it would be a good idea to pursue it.