Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says she will start ‘Manmarziyan’ from scratch

‘Nil Battey Sannata’ director, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, is all set for her second directorial venture, ‘Manmarziyan’.  The movie was earlier being directed by Sameer Sharma and even a month schedule was wrapped up, but due to creative differences with producer Aanand L Rai, he had to opt out of the film. Ashwiny, who takes over from Sameer, says that she will start the film from scratch.

On Friday, Ashwiny reached Punjab for a recce. They will start the shooting of the film after the rains.

Talking about the film, she said, “I loved the script, Kanika (Dhillon) has written a beautiful story. I won’t be making any changes there but I will add my own perspective as a filmmaker.”

When she was asked if there is any pressure since she’s taken over a project from someone else, the director said that she is nervous about starting a new project, but there’s no pressure. “I am treating this film as a new project,” she said.

The recce is to understand the environment in which the film is based. She will be working on the lifestyle of the characters, how they talk, where they live, and other things. Ashwiny will be spending a week in Punjab scouting for an apt location. “I do my own research and make notes before going on floors,” the director added.

When she was asked about Sammer’s exit, she said, “I don’t know anything about what transpired between him and the producer. On my part we will start from scratch.”

The movie stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Vicky Kaushal.

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