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Ekta Kapoor, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari to collaborate on two films

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari will direct one of the movies.

Producer Ekta Kapoor and filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari will collaborate on two upcoming films, Bombay Times reported. The films will be co-produced by Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures and Tiwari’s Earthsky Pictures. One of the movies will be directed by Tiwari, and is reportedly a comedy about a married couple. The second project, a light-hearted love story, will be helmed by a debutant who will be mentored by Kapoor and Tiwari.

Tiwari made her debut as a director in 2016 with Nil Battey Sannata. Her second release Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) stars Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khuranna and Rajkummar Rao.

Kapoor told Bombay Times that she appreciated Tiwari’s Nil Battey Sannata. “There’s so much depth to every scene, every character she creates,” Kapoor said about the director. “When you have new talent, you mentor, but when you have talent like Ashwiny’s, you ally with her because she brings something distinct to the table.”

Tiwari said that Kapoor understands her method of working. “There is nothing corporate about our equation,” she said. “We didn’t join hands saying that, ‘Come, let’s make a blockbuster’. She keeps everything simple. She also understands human behaviour and has amazing insights about the psyche of the Indian audience.”

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