Bollywood's veteran filmmaker and producer Karan Johar believes the makers of Netflix's Lust Stories have no right to compete with the magnitude of Salman Khan as his upcoming movie, Race 3 is relapsing on June 15, 2018.
Lust Stories will release on June 15, 2018 on Netflix
While Karan, on the other hand, is gearing up for the release of Lust Stories, he spoke very highly of Bhaijaan during the trailer launch of the movie with Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Kapoor, Zoya Akthar, Jaideep Ahalwat, Dibakar Banerjee, producer Ronnie Screwvala and Ashi Dua.
When asked whether Lust Stories has the power and lust to overpower Salman Khan's Race 3 on June 15, Karan said: "Of course not. Salman Khan is on a different platform. He is the big master of mainstream cinema. Race 3 is going to be humongous film. It's a franchise film and its totally different film into totally different syntax. We are not competing with him."
When asked whether Netflix gave him the platform to tell a story the way he wants, Karan said: "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 overt amount of sex scenes and it has got something that is out there and in your face. All stories in this film are very emotional and deep stories."
The film is about seeking pleasure. It is 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. The movie includes four short stories, present by Karan Johar, Zoya Akthar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap.