PeepingMoon Exclusive: Alia Bhatt to play the lead in Narayan and Sudha Murthy's biopic? Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari reacts


In 2019, director-turned-author Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari had announced a biopic on the lives of Mr Narayan Murthy and Mrs Sudha Murthy. Titled Murthy, the film will narrate the riveting and inspiring story of Infosys co-founder and the chairperson of the company. Soon after the film was announced, well-wishers and admirers of Mr and Mrs Murthy were delighted and are eagerly waiting for the project to go on floors. 

Ashwiny, who is gearing up for her first novel titled Mapping Love to hit the stands on August 1, spoke to in an exclusive interview. She shared an update on Murthy and told us, "Due to the pandemic, we have to still meet Mr Narayan Murthy and Mrs Sudha Murthy for the formal last discussion on the script and screenplay. Once that happens, we’ll move to the next step." 

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Rumours were rife that Alia Bhatt has been approached to play Mrs Murthy in the biopic. Reacting to the buzz, Ashwiny said, "Where did that come from? No, I have not approached any actor."

Workwise, Ashwiny will be foraying into the web space with a series titled Faadu. She will also make a documentary on Mahesh Bhupati and Leander Paes.