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Ashwiny’s dream mantra

'The theme of enriching lives to follow their dreams is extremely close to my heart'

  • Published 21.03.20, 8:09 PM
  • Updated 21.03.20, 8:09 PM
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Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, known for her slice-of-life dramas, says she enjoys making stories that motivate people to follow their dreams.

Ashwiny’s last release Panga, starring Kangana Ranaut, was a tale of a middle-class Indian woman — a forgotten kabaddi world champion — who decides to make comeback to the sport, and the director believes the film has succeeded in showcasing a working woman’s tribulations.

“The theme of enriching lives to follow their dreams is extremely close to my heart and I believe we have succeeded in filling the need-gap of portraying the quintessential homemakers and working woman’s trials and tribulations of a family in any progressive society,” said Ashwiny, whose short film Ghar Ki Murgi, about the everyday drudgery in the life of homemaker, also released on Women’s Day earlier this month.

Panga, also starring Neena Gupta, Richa Chadha and Jassie Gill, is currently streaming on Hotstar VIP.

Ashwiny said she is excited to take the movie, which released on January 24, to the larger audience.

“Taking this inspiring movie to maximum households in India with its digital launch on Hotstar VIP, I am certain that viewers across age groups are going to connect with Panga on various levels,” she said.