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Radhika Apte turns writer for Anurag Kashyap's short film

The actress will also be acting in the short, which will be part of an anthology of short films.

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Radhika Apte is not your ordinary actor. While her talent on the screen is known and acknowledged, the actress is now turning writer for filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. Apte has reportedly written a script for Kashyap's upcoming short film anthology tentatively titled, Love and Lust.

The short film will be a part of several such projects directed by directors Dibakar Banerjee, Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar. This is very much in line with Bombay Talkies (2013) which was the last time these four directors had collaborated.

While not much is known about the film, a report in tabloid Mumbai Mirror suggests that Apte will be playing a character dealing with several complications in her ongoing relationship. The film is set to go on the floors in October.

While Apte was not a part of Kashyap's Bombay Talkies venture, she did act in the I Am (2011) anthology by director Onir.

In the news report, co-producer Ashi Dua said, "Zoya and Karan who are used to working on much bigger scales understand that with an anthology, which caters to a niche audience, we have to take a universal subject, work with a really small budget and market it to the best of our abilities. All the four directors loved working on the first film and returned to the franchise because it was personally and professionally gratifying."

While Kashyap will have Apte in his cast, Akhtar will be shooting with Bhumi Pednekar, Neil Bhoopalam and Rasika Dugal. Banerjee will have Manisha Koirala in the cast.

Love and Lust is being co-produced by Dua and Ronnie Screwvala.