‘Girls are trendier in small-town In­dia’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Ash­winy Iyer Ti­wari who made her di­rec­to­rial de­but with the muchac­claimed Nil Bat­tey San­nata (2016), is look­ing for­ward to her next re­lease, Bareilly Ki Barfi. The trailer just re­leased and has a quirky feel to it. The direc­tor says that she was in­spired by film­mak­ers Woody Allen, Hr­ishikesh Mukher­jee and Sai Paran­jpye, par­tic­u­larly their abil­ity to draw hu­mour from daily life.

“You at­tend a wed­ding and you will see so many funny char­ac­ters. We just don’t no­tice them. With this film, I wanted to bring this quirk­i­ness out. I wanted the story to be rooted in the sub­cul­ture of our coun­try,” she says.

The film re­volves around a spunky young girl in small town Bareilly and her equa­tions with her fam­ily.

Ti­wari says that she is at­tracted to this slice-of-life qual­ity of small town In­dia. “Liv­ing in cities, our world is com­pletely dif­fer­ent from how the rest of In­dia lives. In the heart of In­dia, things have changed a lot. The girls are trendier, they fol­low the lat­est fash­ion and are much more aware about life.”

The idea for the film, Ti­wari says, came from a book that she was read­ing. She im­me­di­ately nar­rated it to her hus­band, Nitesh Ti­wari, who is also the co-writer of the film. “When I told Niteshji, he joked, ‘You just fin­ished a film and you are al­ready think­ing about your next.’ He liked the idea and we de­cided to go ahead.”

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