Kiara Advani arrives for the success bash of Lust Stories at an eatery in Bandra. Five years after their anthology, Bombay Talkies (2013) — created to mark 100 years of Indian cinema — the four disparate directors, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap, reunited for another edition. All pictures/Yogen Shah
For an industry that rarely puts the spotlight on women's sexuality, Kiara Advani knew that she was treading uncharted territory in the scene that sees her reaching climax with the help of a vibrator. When mid-day asked her if she had second thoughts about it and she said, "Does it look like I had any inhibitions? Once in the moment, I just went for it! I trusted Karan completely. I think we made an iconic scene in that. But, beneath the humour is a serious subject that needs to be addressed." Pictured: Kiara Advani and Karan Johar poses for the photographers outside the restaurant in Bandra
Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia arrive for Lust Stories success bash at Bandra restaurant. Lust Stories, which drops on Netflix tomorrow, sees each of the 20-30 minute shorts look at love and lust in real-life relationships against the urban milieu. Though each one worked independently, they all have women at the helm of their shorts
Kritika Kamra poses for the photographers as she arrives for Lust Stories success bash
Minissha Lamba all smiles as she poses for the photographers at Lust Stories success bash
Manisha Koirala arrives for the bash. 47-year-old actor thrilled that her short film with Dibakar Banerjee in Lust Stories has won people over. The actor said she was not sure initially about the project. "I had seen Dibakar's previous works and I loved his short in Bombay Talkies. I knew he would make a sensible film. Personally speaking, I wanted to do it differently. But he had a vision. While rehearsing I understood where he was going. I didn't agree somewhere with him but then in the end it all turned out very well."
Manisha Koirala has Sanjay Dutt biopic up for release post Lust Stories. In Sanju, Manisha will be seen playing Dutt's mother, Nargis. The actor says she had to undergo several look tests and credits director Rajkumar Hirani for doing excellent ground work. "I had a very good director and the team was so good, half of my battle was won there. When you work with good directors, it's easier because they've already done the groundwork, research. We did a lot of look tests, watched documentaries, read books. I tried to bring out what we could."
Shenaz Treasury all smiles as she poses at the restaurant post the Lust Stories success bash
Saiyami Kher arrives for Lust Stories success bash at a restaurant in Bandra, Mumbai
Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar poses for the photographers at Lust Stories success bash
Boney Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap pose with the guest at the bash
Filmmaker Siddharth Roy Kapur at the Lust Stories success bash
Kiara Advani, Kritika Kamra, Minissha Lamba, Manisha Koirala, Shenaz Treasury, Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi among other Bollywood celebrities attended the party hosted to celebrate the success of Lust Stories at a popular restaurant in Bandra, Mumbai. We have pictures