On the 3rd of May of 1913, it’s was Dadashaeb Phalke who released India’s first motion picture titled Raja Harishchandra.
This year on the 3rd of May, Indian Cinema will exist 100 years and to celebrate this moment four filmmakers, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibaker Banerjee and Karan Johar, will work on four short films of 20 minutes each, which tell a different story on how cinema has inspired people in their lives. The complete film is titled Bombay Talkies.
Karan Johar is currently shooting the story of a filmmaker who sells love through cinema, a story related to his own life. The film stars Randeep Hooda, Rani Mukherjee and the young and talented Saqib Saleem.
Zoya Akhtar is doing a story on how cinema changes and affects the life of a small town girl in Indore, played by Katrina Kaif. Anurag Kashyap is currently directing Amitabh Bachchan in a story set in Allahabad that deals with a fan’s obsession and director Dibaker Banerjee is shooting his film in Mumbai, which is about the life of a Maharashtrian boy played by Nawazuddin Siddique.
Bombay Talkies is scheduled for release on the 3rd of May 2013.