Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari


Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is undoubtedly one of the finest storytellers that we have today in Bollywood. She made her directorial debut with a coming-of-age film called Nil Battey Sannata (2016). Starring Swara Bhaskar in the lead role, the movie garnered critical acclaim. Nil Battey Sannata was followed by slice-of-life film Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), which bagged her the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Director.

Tiwari has just wrapped up her third directorial venture, Panga, starring Kangana Ranaut, Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi in important roles. The film revolves around the sports of kabaddi. Though Panga is almost six months away from its theatrical release in January 2020, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has reportedly locked her next directorial.

 

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According to reports, Tiwari will next helm a film based on the life of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy and his philanthropist-author wife Sudha Murthy. Apart from calling the shots, she will also jointly produce the movie in association with her filmmaker husband Nitesh Tiwari and Mahaveer Jain. Nitesh Tiwari is presently looking forward to the release of his next film Chhichhore.

“She has already started researching Indian IT’s first couple because she wants to have all the facts right before she dives into this inspiring story. The film is expected to roll next year. Sanjay Tripathy (writer-director) came up with the idea and scripting will begin soon,” a source close to the development informed a tabloid.

 

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Described as the ‘father of the Indian IT sector’ by Time magazine for his contribution to outsourcing in India, NR Narayana Murthy has been awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan by the government of India. His wife Sudha Murthy is also a Padma Shri awardee.

More details on the project are awaited.