Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: I feel when you make your mark in the city, you want to get back to your roots
With Bareilly Ki Barfi, Behen Hogi Teri and most recently, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Bollywood seems to be banking on the small-town North Indian love stories.
But Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says today’s films are becoming more about tracing one's origin in the wake of information explosion.
She says, "Nowadays everything is a touch off. The younger generation comprises people who are educated and have gone to work in IT companies and banks. People have migrated from smaller owns and have settled in bigger cities."
She adds, "I feel when you make your mark in the city, you want to get back to your roots. Now, we just want to revisit the simpler things in life because there is so much of influx of everything around us."
Her first film Nil Battey Sannata won over both the audience and critics for the deft handling of a mother-daughter relationship.
And with Bareilly Ki Barfi, Ashwiny says she attempted to deliver a bright and futuristic equation between a father-daughter (Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi).
"I wanted to create a father and daughter relationship which reflects a lot about our society today.
But I didn't want to overtly talk about it because I was not making a very socially inclined film." The filmmaker says she had an inkling the people will enjoy watching Bareilly.