We don't have the ability to fight with Salman or Race 3: Karan Johar
The director-producer's Lust Stories will be released on June 15th in Netflix
Filmmaker and producer Karan Johar said the makers of Lust Stories have no right to compete with the magnitude of Salman Khan as his forthcoming movie Race 3 is also releasing on June 15.
When asked whether "Lust Stories" has the power to defeat Salman Khan's Race 3 on June 15, Karan says, "Of course not. Salman Khan is on a different platform. He is the big master of mainstream cinema."
"Race 3 is going to be a humongous film. It's a franchise film and its totally different film into totally different syntax. We are not competing with him. We don't have that ability to fight with Salman or Race 3. We are actually very happy four filmmakers who have made a tiny little film for which we are grateful to Netflix. We don't have right to compete with the magnitude of Salman. I probably will go to watch 'Race 3' instead of Lust Stories on June 15."
When asked whether Netflix gave him the platform to tell a story the way he wants, Karan says, "I definitely believe that the film is pushing some boundaries but I would be happy to do the same even in films. Just because this film is called Lust Stories, it doesn't mean that you can show several sex scenes without any reason. It has got something that is out there and in your face. All stories in this film are very emotional and deep."
Throwing some light on the concept of the film, he said: "We all know the film is called 'Lust Stories' so the film is about love and lust. I think it's exciting that we all decided on this theme together and thought that all directors would have an individual interpretation of love and lust so invariably when you have given choice between love and lust, more sensible people will choose lust only because it's infinitely more exciting than love is.
Karan says "Just like men, even women have the right to seek pleasure. My film is about seeking pleasure. It's also about the fact that it's not just the man's right to seek pleasure, it's also a woman's right."
Karan's short film Ice-Cream features Vicky Kaushal, Kiara Advani and Neha Dhupia in lead roles.
Lust Stories includes four short stories; each of them has been directed by Karan Johar, Zoya Akthar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap.
The film Lust Stories will release on June 15 on Netflix.