Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: We are all flawed, no one is perfect


Her films have imperfect characters which the audiences are able to relate to, and director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari said it is all because human behaviour is itself “flawed”. The 38-year-old director is raking in all the laurels for her film ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ – a romantic comedy which was appreciated not only by the masses, but also the critics.
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“I think human behavior is such that it is all flawed. We are all flawed and no one is perfect. So that’s what gives me the high. To see the flawed characters because then you have an audience who can relate to that. So yes the characters in my films are all going to be flawed,” Iyer told at the green carpet of IIFA Awards in Bagkok.
Iyer believes that it is important that the audiences find a connect with the story and can associate with the film. “The kind of audience we have, it is important that they relate to it. When they see that it is about their brother, sister, friend or girlfriend, they kind of associate to that and take back something. That’s what our insights are all about. That is how realism is coming to the films,” she said.
Iyer also said that tries to push her boundaries whenever she takes up a new project. “I challenge myself everytime I do a film. From ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ to ‘Bareilly ki Barfi’ they were both different kind of films. Now, I am doing something on Kabbadi and after that something with Alia (Bhatt). Kabbaddi is sports, so that is another challenge for me,” she said.
“But one that won’t change is my DNA, my soul will not change,” she added. The director also said that she wants to make a suspense thriller someday, albeit without the bloodshed and violence.
When asked why she switched professions, from advertising to filmmaking, Iyer said, “You tell stories in 30 seconds and you tell stories in two hours. The latter has a larger audience to it and it is archival. You will remember it for the rest of your life, if you have made a good film. So I think whatever I wanted to say can reach to a wider audience and that is the reason why I got into filmmaking.”


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