Ace filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari had initially made an announcement on her debut novel ‘Mapping Love’ by sharing a teaser on her social media. However, owing to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation she has now put her novel which was earlier set to release on 21st May on hold.
A Note: Celebrating the words I have written in the fragrance of a book store. The joy of opening a just arrived box with a beautiful book inside that has a story to say. Like my movies, I dreamt of a similar togetherness. Of reading chapters amongst book lovers and making all of you a part of my happiness. But my journey of life keeps surprising us and in these trying times I don’t feel right to release my debut novel, ‘Mapping Love’ on 21st May 2021 when there are so many humans affected by this treacherous virus. I have decided to wait as time heals to see bright faces on a normal day and we rejoice the love for all beautiful forms of art once again. Sending love to each and every one. Take care of yourselves and your young ones. -Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.
The teaser of the novel was released by Rupa Publications on their social media. The caption read— “We are thrilled to share that we will be publishing award-winning, crtically acclaimed director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s debut novel, ‘Mapping Love’, in May 2021. Set in the breathtaking jungles of India, this enthralling story with intertwining tales will tug your heart. An artist, writer and filmmaker, her films ‘Nil Battey Sannata’, ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, ‘Ghar ki Murgi’, ‘Panga’ are entertaining as well as thought-provoking.”
For the unversed, the filmmaker had been working on the book for quite some time now and wanted to drop it at a time when the situation is better, and happier around.
Apart from this, Ashwiny is also set to make her debut in the OTT space, with ‘Faadu’.