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Directing Farhan, Hrithik, SRK, Aamir...

We've seen Farhan Akhtar weave his magic into cinema. Now, it's the turn of his older sister Zoya.

Her directorial debut Luck By Chance looks very promising, and stars a host of actors leading with Farhan and Konkona Sen Sharma.

Zoya tells Syed Firdaus Ashraf more about the film on Bollywood, and how she convinced Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan to make appearances in it.

What is Luck by Chance about?

It is about two characters -- a struggler and a starlet. Their struggle to become respectable, their relationship with each other and how it changes their life forever. The underlying theme of the story is success and failure and how we view ourselves.

Why did you choose to dwell on the subject of failure and success?

I have grown up in a place where success and failure are so polarized. How people are constantly being told by the people around them, by the media, that they have made it or not made it or they are losers or they are winners.

And somewhere within all that you tend to lose your own sense of accomplishment, your own sense of self, own sense of achievement. I have found it fascinating that they stop deciding for themselves whether they have accomplished something or not. It wasn't such a big deal to have this little bit of failure. But it goes out of themselves and becomes larger than life. I thought that was interesting.

It is also comfortable for people to write about what they are familiar with and their own milieu. And the film industry is familiar to me and so it was very easy to do.

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Also Watch: Trailer: Luck By Chance


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