‘Nil Battey Sannata’ director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari to make a thriller, woman centric film in Marathi

At a time when Marathi cinema is garnering eyeballs, director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari plans to make a thriller and a woman centric film in Marathi.

Ashwiny, who is basking in the glory of her directorial debut ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ plans to turn producer and has set up a company with Sanjay Shetty called Earth Sky Pictures.

“I am a great fan of Marathi cinema. I wanted to make ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ in Marathi. There is a growing number of audience ready to watch Marathi films apart from the Marathi speaking public,” Ashwiny told PTI.

“We have two scripts in place, one is a thriller and another is a woman oriented story,” she said.

The makers are working on getting the right actors and directors on board for both the projects.

“For the woman oriented story we have approached Radhika Apte. We will soon take a decision on casting,” Ashwiny said.

Both the films are likely to go on floors this year.

Besides these two Marathi films, Ashwiny will be directing Ayushmann Khurrana-Bhoomi Pednekar starrer ‘Manmarziyan’.

Some portions of ‘Manmarziyan’ were shot by director Sameer Sharma. But apparently due to creative differences with the producer, Sharma is no more directing the film.

‘Manmarziyan’ is an upcoming romantic film produced by Aanand L Rai.

Inputs from PTI