ZNMD director working on a new project

Published: November 20, 2012
The director wants to try out different scripts. PHOTO: FILE

The director wants to try out different scripts. PHOTO: FILE


Writer-director Zoya Akhtar, who won accolades for her last project Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD), is now busy scripting a family drama.

“I am writing a family drama now. I have not finished the script yet, so it is too premature to talk about it. But all I can say is that it is my kind of family drama,” Zoya told IANS.

Her first directorial, Luck By Chance in 2009, was about a struggler’s rise in Bollywood. The second, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, was a light-hearted entertainer on love and friendship.

Daughter of veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, Zoya says she wants to continue experimenting with different stories.

“I want to try different stories. I want to do something new and try various themes,” said the 40-year-old.

As a writer, Zoya has worked on the script of the soon-to-be-released Talaash, a suspense thriller and a genre she loves.

“This film is a suspense drama. I had met with an incident which I still have not understood. When I spoke to director Reema Kagti, we were thinking how can we adapt that and make a story out of it. I love the genre of suspense drama. We don’t make these kind of films in India anymore, I don’t know why,” she said.

Talaash, releasing November 30, features actor Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. 

Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2012.

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