Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has shot a 20-minute film ‘Bombay Talkies’ along with three other directors, says the "different" project is a result of passion for Indian cinema.
The film releases May 3, which happens to be the anniversary date of Indian cinema as ‘Raja Harishchandra’, the country`s first full-length feature film, is said to have been shown for the first time on this date in 1913.
"It (`Bombay Talkies`) is to celebrate hundred years of Indian cinema. It has four directors -- Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibaker Banerjee and myself. We all are making the 20-minute short film," Karan told reporters.
"The film will be releasing on May 3 because that is the anniversary date and ironically, that`s a Friday. It is a different film and definitely what holds all these four films together is the passion for Indian cinema," he added.
Karan, known for his romantic and family dramas, says he doesn`t have the ability to direct an action film.
The 40-year-old said: "We (Dharma Productions) will make all kinds of films. As a director, I don`t think I can make an action film or a film that has violence in it. I don`t think I have that ability, but having said that, who knows?"
Karan is also said to be working on directing a period drama, which was written by his late father, Yash Johar.
"I cant talk about the casting, but right now the film is in screenplay division. I am writing the film as of now, and after two to three months, I will cast for that film," he said.