Critically acclaimed ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, who is back with her second directorial venture ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, feels that the scintillating coincidence of shooting in small town yet again resounds the fact that it becomes easy for the audience to connect to the plot.

Speaking to the media, Ashwini Iyer said that people from small towns might come to big cities to work but their “heart is always in the small town” to which they belong.

This seemingly has become an inspiration for her to produce her story characters around small towns says Iyer who worked as an advertising professional for several years, before turning her head towards film making.

It is so easy for the audiences to relate to the characters of small town stories as Indian audience always wants to put themselves in the place of the movie character, says Ashwini on being asked about her love for ditching urbane locations, common in current times. 

‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ lead actors Kriti Sanon and Ayushmann Khurrana also said that the audience seem to form some sort of connection with movies set in small towns or villages portraying stories of middle-class families.

Though being born in a metropolitan city like Mumbai, Ashwini Iyer has an outlook of a small town girl and whenever given a chance, she runs away to Chembur where her parents live and where her roots are still intact.

Ashwini says that her artistic and indifferent ideas also happen due to her experience in advertising.