Ankahi Kahaniya: Netflix’s Anthology To Feature A Story Based On Jayanth Kaikini’s Madhyantara

Ankahi Kahaniya is an upcoming anthology that will stream on Netflix from September 17th. The anthology contains three short stories, all based on unusual plots on love. Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Abhishek Chaubey and Saket Chaudhury have directed each of these stories.

Ankahi Kahaniya features an eminent cast

Well-known actors such as Abhishek Banerjee, Zoya Hussain, Kunal Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, Palomi, Rinku Rajguru and Delzad Hiwale will feature in this anthology. Netflix has been trying to impress Indian fans with good local content, and Ankahi Kahaniya will be the next attempt.


Abhishek Chaubey’s film to be based on Jayanth Kaikini’s story

Abhishek Chaubey, who had directed Udta Punjab, will be one of the directors of the upcoming anthology. His story will be based on Jayanth Kaikini’s short story called Madhyantara. Jayanth Kaikini is a well-known poet, writer, playwright and lyricist in the Kannada language. This story will feature Sairat-fame Rinku Rajguru.

Jayanth Kaikini reacts to the news

Speaking to the Deccan Herald, he said, ” Tejasvini Niranjan’s ‘No Presents Please’ is the translated work of my ‘Katha Sankalana’, a collection of short stories. Abhishek Chaubey came across this book, liked the story ‘Madhyantara’ and approached me for its adaptation.”

He further added, “I’m extra careful about cinematic adaptations of my works. Many directors approach me for stories, and I usually say no. Chaubey recently directed ‘Ray’ and it was fantastic. If I had not seen it, maybe I wouldn’t have given my story.


On whether an upcoming OTT biggie being based on his story has him excited, Jayanth Kaikini said, “I’m 65 years old, it is not a big thing for me. Usually, youngsters are more excited about these things and I’ve outgrown this. If I’m able to write a good story or a poem, that brings me joy. If youngsters still like my stories written four decades ago and choose to direct it, that brings me joy.”

Source: Deccan Herald