Nitesh Tiwari doesn’t write keeping actors in mind

Nitesh Tiwari might have said that he was willing to wait for a few years for superstar Aamir Khan to be part of his blockbuster Dangal and showed interest in casting actor Varun Dhawan in his next, but the filmmaker says he doesn’t write scripts with an actor in mind.

“I don’t write keeping an actor in mind. Only after I have finished my writing, I start to think about who would be the best person to play that role. And if he or she is willing to play that role then he or she is definitely worth the wait,” Tiwari, who bagged the Best Director award for Dangal at the IFFM, said.

“Because good scripts are hard to come by. So, if I am in love with my script, I would look for an equally exciting option, if plan A doesn’t work out,” he added.

So, which one is more challenging – fiction or a biopic? “Fiction is all about creating something interesting out of thin air while biopics are all about recreating something that’s already happened and presenting it in an interesting manner. Both are equally difficult,” he said.

There are many filmmakers who make movies based on tragedies in the country, whether it’s a terror attack or someone’s murder. Would he ever turn a tragic event into a film? “As a writer, I would not want to put any restrictions on myself. However, I naturally tend to gravitate towards stuff that provides hope and happiness,” said Tiwari, whose wife Ashwiny is also a director.

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