From Aamir Khan doing a "Dangal" to Salman Khan breaking stereotypes with "Sultan", Bollywood superstars have started experimenting with roles on screen, and director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari believes the reason for this shift is the realisation that cliche will not sell anymore.
Tiwari,who had young Swara Bhaskar playing a mother to a teenage girl in her first Bollywood directorial venture "Nil Battey Sannata", says as a filmmaker she feels actors now have more options in terms of characters. In an interview with PTI on the sidelines of IFFI, the director says, "All the actors are aware about the shift in cinema. They all knowthat it is time to get into characters rather than just being themselves."
Tiwari says actors like Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are easily shifting through films like "Judwaa 2" and " H u m p t y Sharma..." to "Badlapur" and "Udta
Punjab". They know what is working. We are in a very good state of Indian cinema becausewe can make all kind of movies.
The actors have options in terms of roles. And we have a societywhich accepts themin different characters. It is commendable to see our actors working in such amanner."