Updated: May 6, 2020 9:48:17 pm
Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari took to Instagram on Wednesday to share an anecdote about a shot from her 2017 film Bareilly Ki Barfi, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon.
Tiwari revealed the story behind a scene from the movie where Ayushmann’s character Chirag goes to meet Kriti’s Bitti Sharma to confess his love. This shot was picturised against the background of a full moon.
Sharing how she used the bright moon as a metaphor for Bitti’s beauty, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari wrote, “The transition shot of a bright moon in #BareillykiBarfi before Chirag @ayushmannk went to meet Bitti @kritisanon leaving his ego and doubts aside that he loved her but did not tell her after all that thinking is because he saw her happy when she reflected warmth and happiness like a full moon.”
Sharing a picture of the moon that she had clicked while shooting for the film, Tiwari further shared how Chirag also transitioned from being egoistic and selfish to someone who is genuinely in love. She added, “For the first time selfish Chirag was not thinking about himself but about Bitti. The night I shot this moon, happened to be a full moon night. It was also the night we shot Chirag and Bitti’s Lovla sweet shop scene where they celebrate Chirag’s birthday with a little laddu and a first kiss to be remembered for a lifetime. We kept the camera on for about an hour while having dinner not knowing whether we will be able to capture the essence.”
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari concluded, “This beauty transits between today and tomorrow to tell your deepest feelings to your loved ones keeping your ego’s aside even if it’s a thank-you or sorry during this pandemic. Call it synchronicity. Call it that was the night we chose to capture this beautiful sight.”
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Tiwari’s last directorial was sports drama Panga starring Kangana Ranaut. Her next project is a biopic based on Narayan Murthy and Sudha Murthy.
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