We live in a male chauvinist society: Ashwiny Iyer on being addressed as Nitesh Tiwari’s wife


The filmmaker then laughingly said, “Bohot questions pooch rahein hain feminism pe. I said, ‘Nitesh Tiwari.’ So, they said, ‘So, we will put Tiwari after your name.’ So, these things will always be there. If I go to a clinic, people ask me, ‘Miss or Mrs?’. At least that’s how Bollywood director Ashwiny Iyer feels when people address her as Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari’s wife. It is changing but some things that happened in the past haven’t changed.”

Even as Ashwiny assured the media-persons that she has made peace with the patriarchal society we live in, she was interrupted by the PR of Bareilly Ki Barfi. I am getting to vent out.) So, you don’t come in between.”
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd When asked about it, the director said, “I don’t care and I don’t think he (Nitesh) also cares. Then I thought, why am I upset about this? That’s how we have been raised. I was quite upset about it. We still belong to a male chauvinist society. I say, ‘Ashwini Iyer,’ because my passport has this name and Nitesh didn’t want me to change my name. Ashwini, who made her directorial debut with the much-acclaimed Nil Battey Sannata last year, is now waiting for the release of her second venture Bareilly Ki Barfi. 2017-07-22T19:53:08+00:00″>
Published:July 22, 2017 7:53 pm

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