If not acting, what is Anand upto these days?
Actor Anand Tiwari (left) was lauded for the portrayal of the character of Ajit Banerjee in Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015). But after that, he took a break from acting for two years, Reason? He says, he got busy with his directorial debut and production work.
“I wanted to take a small sabbatical to concentrate on my directorial debut. It’s my first film and I didn’t want to compromise. Also, there were series of other things that I’ve been producing,” says Anand, whose directorial debut is a romantic comedy, co-written with actor Sumeet Vyas of Permanent Roommates fame.
Ask him what sets his film apart, Anand says, “I don’t know, if my film is different or not but it isn’t a typical romcom. It’s about the issue of finding a space in Mumbai. It also deals with the idea that love doesn’t happen at first [sight], rather it happens by chance and makes the relationship complicated. Love here is an afterthought.”
So, any plans to get back to acting soon? The actor says he might take up a few acting projects once he is done with his film. He wants to balance between acting and direction.