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. She spent most of last year's coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown penning the film, with Shreyas Jain, Piyush Gupta, and husband, director Nitesh Tiwari attached as co-writers.
Story of Murthys left a deep impact on her personally
In an interview, Iyer Tiwari said getting familiar with the story of the Murthys has left a deep impact on her personally. "Working on the life story of Mr. Narayan Murthy and Mrs. Sudha Murthy has been a learning for life. Their story also makes you think about your priorities and what's your purpose in life apart from the work you do," she said.
It's not a movie, it's a life experience: Iyer Tiwari
"It's not a movie, It's a life experience and I know this will be my most challenging and cherished film for life," she said. The team is currently in the finishing stages of writing the screenplay with an aim to start shooting soon.
Iyer Tiwari going to make her OTT debut with 'Faadu'
But before that, the director of several acclaimed dramas like Nil Battey Sannata, Bareilly Ki Barfi, and Panga, would also deep dive into her OTT debut Faadu. Iyer Tiwari also said that she is "jamming on the screenplay" with writer Saumya Joshi for the SonyLIV Original which has been billed as an "intense love story."
Filmmaker to plan for the pre-production in May
The filmmaker will get into assembling her team and planning for the pre-production in May, waiting it out for the situation to become safe again for shooting, which is currently halted in Maharashtra due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
Tiwari's debut fiction novel launch was pushed due to pandemic
"We will be working from our homes, thanks to the internet and training in work from home. Also, our learning from this pandemic is to keep doing your work and be ready to go on the floor when the time is right," the director said. The pandemic has also pushed the launch of her debut fiction novel, Mapping Love, which was due next month.
'Nil Battey Sannata,' Tiwari's directorial debut, has completed five years
"I would like to celebrate my debut launch as an author with everybody who loves to read, with my mother, aunts and uncle, my friends and everyone who celebrate the process of creating all kind of art forms. Till then we pray for everyone and heal," she added. On Thursday, the 41-year-old filmmaker completed five years of her feature directorial debut Nil Battey Sannata.