Zoya Akhtar’s Tiger Baby Films is exploring future collaborations with Italian director Luca Guadagnino, according to a report by Variety. The two filmmakers are currently at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, where they are reportedly laying the ground for potential projects.
Akhtar and Guadagnino are both critically acclaimed filmmakers with a strong international following. Akhtar is known for her films such as “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara,” “Dil Dhadakne Do,” and “Gully Boy.” Guadagnino is known for his films such as “Call Me by Your Name,” “Suspiria,” and “Bones and All.”
A collaboration between Akhtar and Guadagnino would be a major coup for both filmmakers. It would also be a boon for Indian cinema, as it would bring together two of the most talented filmmakers in the world.
Zoya Akhtar and Luca Guadagnino Explore Future Collaborations at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. The Indian filmmaker Zoya Akhtar and Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino are exploring future collaborations at the ongoing Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. This is a major development, as both filmmakers are critically acclaimed with a strong international following. A collaboration between Akhtar and Guadagnino would be a coup for both filmmakers and a boon for Indian cinema.
Tiger Baby Films, Akhtar’s production company, is also hosting a celebration of Guadagnino’s illustrious filmography at the festival. In a statement, Tiger Baby said that they are huge fans of Guadagnino’s work and that there are many filmmakers like them in the industry who will now have the opportunity to interact with him.
Guadagnino is at the festival for a masterclass and received the Excellence in Cinema (International) award from MAMI Chairperson Priyanka Chopra at the opening ceremony. His 2009 Oscar-nominated film I Am Love is also being screened at the festival.
Guadagnino is known for his popular films such as A Bigger Splash (2015), Call Me by Your Name (2017), Suspiria (2018), Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams (2020), Bones and All (2022), and the upcoming Challengers, starring Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor.