Zoya Akhtar was at her candid best…
We caught up with film-maker Zoya Akhtar at the launch of a television channel’s new TV arm called Sony Le Plex HD. She’s been appointed as the community ambassador for the same. During its launch event, she spoke extensively about the channel and how it’s different from other channels, on-air now a days. When asked why she chose to be part of this channel, she mentioned how this channel has four hundred movies out of which two hundred are award winning movies. The list includes Taxi Driver, Ex-Machina, Spotlight, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind, Foxcatcher, Almost Famous etc. From classics to recent Oscar winners it has everything.
She further mentioned about being the face of this channel and how there’s gonna be various movies for which she has recorded a little back story or trivia about it and she wants people to discuss the movies. She also denied any similarity of her way of educating viewers about movies to that of her father Javed Akhtar’s for Zee Classic. She further continued how this channel has different shows like noon show where there will be just an intermission and no other break. Or a show called Magician where they’ll be talking to technicians who are behind the scenes. .
We asked her if she watches TV and her thoughts on current TV shows, watch this video to know her response: