Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: News

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary has a knack for making male-dominated fields her own. Be it advertising or filmmaking, she has been a torchbearer with her continued success. It wasn’t just success that made her stand out, it was also the subjects and issues she dealt with in her films that made her someone to watch out for in the 21st century. Born October 15, 1979, in Mumbai, Tiwari graduated from Sophia Polytechnic with a gold medal in commercial arts. She began her career in advertising. In the 15 years she worked in Leo Burnett India, she won various awards for advertising like the Cannes Lions, New York Festivals Advertising Awards, etc., for her human psychology-oriented approach to advertising. She finally called it quits to pursue filmmaking. Tiwary began her stint as a director with the short film ‘What’s for Breakfast’ in 2012. In 2015, she made her feature film debut with ‘Nil Battey Sannata’. This movie was remade in Tamil with the name ‘Amma Kanakku’ in 2016. Both the Hindi and Tamil versions were critically acclaimed. Her film ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ that came out in 2017 was a success both critically and commercially. Femina magazine selected her as one of the ‘Powerful Women in 2016.’ She won the Filmfare Award for Best Director in 2018 for ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’. Tiwary made her debut as a fiction writer with ‘Mapping Love’ in 2021.

05 May 2024

Saiyami Kher

Pavail Gulati may reunite with Saiyami Kher for 'Faadu 2'

SonyLIV's popular series, Faadu, featuring Pavail Gulati and Saiyami Kher, might be gearing up for its second season, per Mid-Day.

15 Oct 2023

Rajkummar Rao

Revisiting 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' on director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's birthday

Writer-director-producer Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is celebrating her 44th birthday on Sunday.

18 Aug 2023


Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari to adapt Kishwar Desai's 'The Longest Kiss'

Renowned filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is reportedly working on an adaptation of Kishwar Desai's novel, The Longest Kiss: The Life and Times of Devika Rani, for Jio Studios.

23 Jun 2023

OTT releases

Huma Qureshi starrer 'Tarla' trailer to be released today

Tarla Dalal is a household name for Indians. From her cooking shows to her numerous books on cooking, every Indian millennial is familiar with her.

30 May 2022


Nitesh Tiwari, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari to produce 'Bas Karo Aunty!'

Ace director couple Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari have announced their next project, Bas Karo Aunty!

17 Nov 2021

Sony LIV

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari begins filming debut web-series, 'Faadu,' for SonyLIV

Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who had helmed the hit love triangle, Bareilly Ki Barfi starring Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Kriti Sanon, has started shooting for her debut web series.

10 Sep 2021


Expecting the expected is boring: Ashwiny on 'Ankahi Kahaniya'

Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says she is constantly trying to challenge herself as a storyteller and that's why she decided to look beyond formulaic romantic stories in her segment for Netflix's anthology film Ankahi Kahaniya.

27 Aug 2021

Mahesh Bhupathi

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi's 'Breakpoint' first look drops

It was in July we learned that Nitesh Tiwari and his wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (known for Panga, Nil Battey Sannata, Bareilly Ki Barfi) are working on Breakpoint.

19 Aug 2021


'Ankahi Kahaniya' trailer presents unconventional tales of love and longing

A day after Netflix announced its upcoming anthology, the trailer for Ankahi Kahaniya was dropped today.

18 Aug 2021


Netflix announces new anthology film 'Ankahi Kahaniya'

Streaming giant Netflix on Wednesday announced its new anthology, Ankahi Kahaniya, set to release on September 17.

17 Aug 2021


Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari wraps Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi docu-drama

Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari on Monday announced the team has finished shooting for the upcoming docu-drama on veteran Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, saying that she is full of gratitude that they managed to pull off "this massive production across the world" during the pandemic.

08 Jul 2021


'Breakpoint' to show Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi's historic Wimbledon win

Nitesh Tiwari is returning with another sports drama.

01 Jul 2021


Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's debut novel to hit bookstores August 1

Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari on Thursday announced that her debut novel Mapping Love will hit the bookstores on August 1 this year.

23 Apr 2021


Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari talks about Narayana, Sudha Murthy film

Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has been working to bring the story of real-life couple, Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy and author Sudha Murthy to the screen for months, and says it's not just a film but a life experience.

29 Mar 2021


Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari set to make digital debut with 'Faadu'

Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is all set to step into the digital space. She will be helming SonyLIV's next original Faadu, which is a "unique, intense poetic love-story between two different thinking characters."

30 Mar 2020

Himachal Pradesh

Kangana Ranaut opens up about her drug-addiction phase

Kangana Ranaut, who is currently at her home in Himachal Pradesh amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown, has been regularly sharing videos with her fans, revealing her spiritual and intellectual side.

24 Jan 2020

Kangana Ranaut

'Panga' review: An endearing concoction of sport and family drama

When a woman becomes a mother, a lot changes both inside and outside of her. While many new dreams take shape, many others start losing breath.

28 Dec 2019


'Panga': Kangana Ranaut dedicates performance to her mother

Actor Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel has revealed that Kangana has dedicated her performance in the upcoming sports-drama movie Panga to her mother, Asha Ranaut.

23 Dec 2019


Kangana Ranaut issues rail tickets at CST station: Here's why

In an interesting development, Kangana Ranaut and her team came up with a fascinating way to promote her upcoming sports-drama movie Panga.

05 Dec 2019


It's very flattering: Ayushmann Khurrana talks about his namesake 'genre'

Ever since his debut in Bollywood with Shoojit Sircar's quirky rom-com Vicky Donor, the amazingly talented Ayushmann Khurrana has delivered innumerable hits, that are both high on entertainment value and are socially relevant.

30 Nov 2019


Kangana's classy handbag is worth more than your annual salary!

Be it international film festivals or groovy award functions or just the airport, Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut never fails to slay.

02 Oct 2019


Went through 54 surgeries: Kangana's sister Rangoli on acid attack

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel, an acid attack survivor, recently shared details of her harrowing attack and recovery, on Twitter.

09 Aug 2019


Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's next based on Narayana Murthy, wife Sudha

Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who is currently busy with Kangana Ranaut-starrer Panga, seems to have planned her next directorial as well.

07 Aug 2019


Has Varun Dhawan charged Rs. 33cr for 'Street Dancer 3D'?

Varun Dhawan, who recently wrapped up Street Dancer 3D, "India's biggest dance film," has reportedly charged a whopping amount for it.

13 Jun 2019

Himachal Pradesh

Kangana Ranaut visits Manali, spends time with family: Pics inside

Kangana Ranaut's never ending controversies usually keep the diva in limelight. But she has always handled them by the horns.

26 Nov 2018


Punjabi actor-singer Jassi Gill thinks Bollywood always welcomes talented actors

Punjabi actor-singer Jassi Gill, who made his Bollywood debut with Diana Penty-Sonakshi Sinha starrer Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, says Hindi cinema believes in giving opportunities to talented artists.

16 Jun 2018


Alia plays a singer in 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' director's next

After basking in the phenomenal success of her last outing 'Raazi', Alia Bhatt has now moved on to her next projects.

27 May 2018


Alia hits 22 million mark on Instagram, posts heartfelt message

Alia Bhatt is on her way to emerge the next reigning queen of Bollywood.

23 May 2018

Secret Superstar

IIFA 2018 nominations: Vidya Balan's 'Tumhari Sulu' leads the way

The nominations for the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards have been announced.

16 May 2018


Alia in 'Bareily Ki Barfi' director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's next

Riding high on the stupendous success of her latest release 'Raazi', Alia Bhatt has confirmed that she will soon be doing a film with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.

05 May 2018

Ektaa Kapoor

Actress Surveen, husband accused of Rs. 40 lakh fraud; booked

Hindi-Punjabi actress Surveen Chawla, husband Akshay Thakkar and brother Manavinder Singh have been booked for allegedly cheating a businessman of Rs. 40 lakh.