Lust Stories 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed anthology film, delves into the complexities of human emotions with its four captivating short films. Each segment boasts a talented cast that has contributed to the series’ success. Here’s a breakdown of the notable actors and their respective roles in Lust Stories 2:
How Much Lust Stories 2 Cast Reportedly Charged
In Amit Sharma’s “Tilchatta,” Kajol delivers a powerful performance as a resilient prostitute. It is reported that she commanded a fee of Rs 2 crores, showcasing her dedication to the role.
Mrunal captivates audiences with her performance in “Made For Each Other,” sharing the screen with Neena Gupta. Reports suggest that she demanded a fee of Rs 3 crore, underlining her growing prominence in the industry.
Vijay Varma steals the show in Sujoy Ghosh’s section, “Sex With Ex,” delivering a standout performance. Although the actor’s contribution to the film earned him critical acclaim, sources indicate that he received Rs 35 lakh for his role.
Amruta Subhash, featured in Konkona Sen Sharma’s segment titled “The Mirror,” portrays a housemaid with finesse. Rumor has it that she asked for a fee of Rs 25 lakh, further establishing herself as a talented performer.
*Figures have been sourced from Indiatimes
How Is Lust Stories 2? How many stories are in Lust Stories 2?
For the unversed, Lust Stories 2 is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language anthology film, the second installment of Lust Stories, consisting of four short film segments directed by R Balki, Konkona Sen Sharma, Amit Ravindernath Sharma, and Sujoy Ghosh.
Lust Stories – 2 fails to live up to the hype set by its predecessor. The film falls short in delivering the same level of impact and storytelling as Lust Stories – 1. Here’s the worst to best ranking of stories of Lust Stories 2
Lust Stories Review: Worst to Best Ranking Of Lust Stories
Sujoy Ghosh’s Sex with Ex
In Sujoy Ghosh’s short film, Tamannaah Bhatia and Vijay Varma play the main roles in a fantasy-like world. Vijay’s character, named Vijay Chauhan, is a fan of women’s bodies and the director makes it clear that this is a comedy right from the start. The film has imaginative sets that look like they’re from a storybook, and the story itself is filmy and entertaining. Overall, it’s a fun and light-hearted short film that showcases Sujoy Ghosh’s signature style.
R Balki’s Made for Each Other
This film stands out as the strangest among the others, not because it involves a grandmother discussing sex with her granddaughter, but because it lacks tactfulness. Neena Gupta plays a grandmother character that the director may have thought of as ‘progressive’. However, her sudden and indiscreet talk about sex, even in front of potential in-laws, feels inappropriate and lacks social decency. Breaking taboos is one thing, but this short film fails to distinguish between that and simply being crass.
Amit Ravindernath Sharma’s Tilchatta
This short film stars Kajol, Kumud Mishra, Anushka Kaushik, and Zeeshan Nadaf. It tells the story of a husband named Suraj (Mishra) who is abusive and regularly rapes his wife, Devyani (Kajol). Devyani plans to escape from his control and tries to involve Rekha (Kaushik) in her scheme, but things don’t go as planned. The film’s inconsistent tone and questionable direction, such as Devyani dressing up Rekha or Rekha seemingly enjoying a drink with Suraj, makes you wonder what was the director thinking?
Best Of Lust Stories 2: Konkona Sen Sharma’s The Mirror
This short film stars Tillotama Shome and Amruta Subhash as the main characters. It stands out from the others as it explores a kinky theme. It seems like Konkona Sen Sharma understood the concept of a ‘lust story’ better than the others. The film follows two women from different social classes who share the same fetish. They are aware of each other’s actions, but when they confront each other, they resort to shaming instead of understanding. The story also includes a male character who brings up the topic of consent. The film is divided into segments, making it even more unpredictable and exciting. In a recent interview, Konkona shared how this story was inspired by a true incident. Read the complete story here.
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