Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari to make TV shows

Nitesh Tiwari
Nitesh Tiwari

Filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari of Dangal fame is also one of the minds behind the emotional campaigns of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

Tiwari has been associated with KBC for almost a decade. Asked if he would like to move beyond writing and conceptualising campaigns, the filmmaker said,”I am currently directing a feature film. Once I have had my share of directing as many feature films as I want to, then maybe I will look at this medium (TV).”

As a filmmaker, he doesn’t like to stick to just one genre or subject.

But he seems to be a fan of children’s films as he has directed children-based movies Chillar Party and Bhoothnath Returns. In fact, his next project, starring Sushant Singh Rajput, is a campus film.

While Sushant has been finalised for the upcoming film, the leading lady’s name is yet to be revealed.

Meanwhile, he is being lauded for his relevant campaign for KBC. In the latest commercial for this season of the show, the struggles of a cab driver have been highlighted.
He finds it challenging to work on KBC every year.

“If you look at the history of campaigns that we have done, we have always done thought-provoking ones. They are always borrowed from the lives of people of the country,” he said.
Heaping praise on the show, he said, “This is one platform where the place you belong to, your gender, age or financial status don’t matter. If you have knowledge, you have the chance to make it big on KBC. To me, that is exciting.”