Ahead of the release of Lust Stories 2, director Amit Sharma, who has helmed the segment led by Kajol and Kumud Mishra, opened up about his experience of being a part of the film. While stating that he wanted to do something out of his “comfort zone,” he shared his thoughts on the casting of his segment. Amit also said that he is fortunate that the two actors agreed to star in his short as "the story needed them".Lust Stories 2 director Amit Sharma on casting Kajol opposite Kumud Mishra: “The story needed them”
It all happened during his interview with PTI. Sharma said, “I wanted to do something which I have not done. I have never been in any of the comfort zones, like Tevar, Badhaai Ho, and Maidaan (are all different). The most important thing, I told Ashi Dua and Ronnie Screwvala (producers) is if I found the story (for Lust Stories 2), then I will make this. I found it and made it.”
Speaking of the casting, Sharma added, “This is one of my favourites of what I have made till now. It was a very difficult cast to think of but I thought of these two and they said yes.”
As the conversation progressed further, Sharma recalled being “hesitant initially” about shooting a kissing scene in his previous project, Badhaai Ho until Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra themselves approached him for it. He shared, “It all depends on the story and script. How much you have to show and how much you should show. It is my job to fulfil the need of my story. I will only do that much. If I am hesitant to show it, then it wouldn’t be right for the film.”
The Delhi-based filmmaker continued, “And if that scene (in Badhaai Ho) had not been there, then it would have lost out on the essence of their relationship. It was needed. So, from there (I realised), it is my job. Even for the actors, it is their job.”
Coming back to Lust Stories, it will start streaming on Netflix from June 29.
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