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Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says it's challenging to write the 'Murthy' biopic

The film-maker revealed that the couple chose her to bring their inspiring tale on screen.

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Last Updated: Apr 07, 2020, 04.36 PM IST
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​Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's upcoming film is based on two strong personalities - Sudha Murty and Narayana Murthy.
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's (L) upcoming film is based on two strong personalities - Sudha Murty (R) and Narayana Murthy (C).
MUMBAI: Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who is making a biopic on real-life couple - Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy and author Sudha Murty, says it is a challenging task to work on a real life story. The film, tentatively "Murthy" will be co-written by Shreyas Jain, Piyush Gupta and Ashwiny's husband, filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari.

Ashwiny said she was enamoured by the strong yet simple personality of the couple.

"It is not only Sudha Murty's film. There are two strong personalities - Sudha and Narayan in the film. The working title is 'Murthy', the meaning of which is making a difference," Ashwiny told .

The director feels happy to have been chosen to bring on screen an inspiring tale.

"They are very simple people. They have done so much for society and country. I felt their story needs to be told. It so happened that I was chosen to tell the story. They met me and said, I am right to tell the story, my track record is good and that don't show any kissing scenes," she said.

Sudhar Murty, Rohan Murty and NR Narayana Murthy step out to vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Bengaluru in April 2019.
(L-R) Sudhar Murty, Rohan Murty and NR Narayana Murthy step out to vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Bengaluru in April 2019.

The director, who has made films such as "Nil Battey Sannata", "Bareily Ki Barfi" and "Panga", said working on a biopic isn't easy.

"We are still writing it. We want to focus on getting it correct on writing level. A biopic cannot be just written like a biopic, there has to be a good graph, there has to be a character sketch. If I do exactly like it is then it will be like a documentary. It is challenging. I will have to meet a lot of people and take their point of view in terms of their lives."

The "Panga" director said nothing has been finalised yet about the cast and crew for the film.

Besides this film, Ashwiny also has been signed by producer Ekta Kapoor for a film.

"I am co-producing it with her. We are almost done with writing then we will go to actors. It is a slice-of-life rom-com and will have my signature touch," she said.

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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats Teachers form an integral part of one’s life, mentoring and shaping up minds in an environment away from home.. From inculcating the right values to nurturing the spirit of inquiry and truth, teachers, in schools, colleges and universities, have often been the guiding force behind many success stories. On Teacher’s Day, that marks the birth anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, we take a look at the almae matres of some of the leading names in India’s business world that have helped shape their life and thinking. In Pic: Mukesh Ambani (left) and Narayana Murthy (right)
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