By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Here's the mother of all scoops... and, as always, you read it first on IndiaFM.
Ramgopal Varma started the trend of narrating six different stories in one film [Darna Mana Hai]. He followed it up with six stories, directed by six different directors [Darna Zaroori Hai]. Now Sanjay Gupta has decided to encompass ten different stories in one film and call it Dus Kahaniyaan. Also, ten different directors will direct these [ten] stories.
The star cast for the ten stories in Dus Kahaniyaan includes Sanjay Dutt, Nana Patekar, Arjun Rampal, Aftab Shivdasani, Tusshar, Vivek Oberoi, Arbaaz Khan and Rohit Roy. The female brigade comprises of Bipasha Basu, Tanushree Dutta, Mandira Bedi and Neha Dhupia.
While Gupta will direct a couple of stories himself, the balance stories will be directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, Apoorva Lakhia, Hansal Mehta, Sudhir Mishra and Jasmeet Dodhi. The writing part will also be handled by various writers, including Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Kamlesh Pandey, Vishal Bharadwaj, Farhan and Shibani Tibrewala.
Each of the stories will be of 10-12 minutes' duration, which means the length of the film will be approx. 100 minutes [almost two hours].
Unlike the Darna series, which tackled the horror genre, each of the kahani in Dus Kahaniyaan will belong to a different genre. From romance to horror to musical to suspense, each story will be independent, not connected with another story in the film. However, there will be a twist in the end of each story.
Besides, each kahani in Dus Kahaniyaan will be filmed at a different locale. Right from Mumbai, New Delhi, Goa and Ooty in India, a few stories are also set in London [two stories] and Bangkok. Shooting of the first story begins from May 9.