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Zoya Akhtar to start shooting Gully Boy this year end

Friday - October 6, 2017 10:34 am , Category : LIFESTYLE

Mumbai Oct 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has revealed she will start shooting for her upcoming film "Gully Boy" starring Ranveer ingh and Alia Bhatt this year end.



A vintage fashion lover Zoya was present for the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2017 preview on Thursday where she spoke about her upcoming and future projects that include a web series and a short film as well.

The "Dil Dhadakne Do" director attended the event along with fashion designers Tarun Tahiliani Manish Arora Shantanu-Nikhil Falguni-Shane Peacock Gauri-Nivedita Gaurav Raina and Abraham-Thakore.

Zoya termed the new trend of content-driven films doing better than big starrers "a very positive change".

"Audience s taste is changing. It means we have wider scope to make films on different stories and themes. Plus new actors also get an opportunity to work in those films. I feel there is no harm in it."

Would the new phenomenon diminish importance of stars Zoya said: "No. I don t think that way. Audience still come to watch movies when you have big actor. It still happens. I feel it will never go away.

"An increase in the number of screens and awareness among the audience has led to all kinds of films being made today and it s a welcome change " she said.

Farhan Akhtar is penning dialogues for sister Zoya s "Gully Boy". This will be Ranveer s second with Zoya after "Dil Dhadkne Do".

Commenting on the actor s first look as Sultan Alauddin Khilji from "Padmavati" Zoya said: "I always say Ranveer looks good. No matter which movie or which look."

Talking about her other future projects Zoya said: "I am also doing a short film with Bombay Talkies. We have actually finished shooting for the short film and now just started shooting for Made in Heaven it s a web series with Amazon."

Shooting of the 10-episode web-series for Amazon Prime is currently underway in Delhi. It revolves around the competition between two wedding firms.

Personally Zoya feels "fashion isn t something that is currently going on. Fashion is what my mom used to wear in the past".

"I am more interested in the 50 s 60 s and 70 s fashion than today s. Maybe after a decade I ll look back to all of this and find it more interesting."

--IANS
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