Describing the upcoming Netflix anthology Ajeeb Daastaans as an “exciting opportunity”, director Shashank Khaitan said the format allows filmmakers to experiment with stories away from commercial pressures.
The writer-director was speaking at a press conference to announce the anthology from Dharmatic Entertainment, which will be premiered on the OTT platform on 16 April.
The anthology consists of four films by Khaitan, Kayoze Irani, Neeraj Ghaywan and Raj Mehta. This is the third such anthology from the Dharma stable, the previous ones being Lust Stories (2018) and Ghost Stories (2020).
Speaking of his short film Majnu, Khaitan said it was exciting since he had not made a short since his film school days. “The moment I knew we were making short stories, I was excited,” he said. “This was an opportunity. In commercial films, we have the pressure of making a certain type of film for an audience. I had the opportunity to make a film without these…