People can still relate to Hip Hip Hurray: Director Nupur Asthana


Her most recent project Romil and Jugal made headlines for its interesting gay take on Romeo and Juliet. People did not cringe at it because we made it beautifully. As filmmakers, you want to tell stories that you believe in regardless of the age gap. It cannot really be compared.”
The filmmaker interestingly had struck gold with her first project Hip Hip Hurray. When asked what according to her lead to its success and whether it would have been a bigger hit if released now, she said, “I really have no idea what it would be if I make it now (laughs). I have also worked on a show called Hubahu, that was quite a dark and dramatic show about twins. It was quite surprising to see the audience appreciating the content than cringing over the homosexual angle. We questioned if she’s found a comfort zone with the youth-centric drama. Then the transition to movies happened with Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge and recently she wore the director’s hat for ALT Balaji’s web series Romil and Jugal. I was very clear that we would include all the romantic scenes as part of the storyline and not use it as a means to grab eyeballs.”
While researching about Nupur, we had chanced upon an interview where she mentioned that television is more accepting towards woman than movies. Even when there were scenes of them getting close it was shot aesthetically. But I am glad that people still relate to the show so much. It had romance, drama, emotions and above all so much innocence. I think perceptions change as you grow up and I don’t even remember why I said this. Also, Time Bomb was a thriller. Smilingly she said, “Did I really say that? I have so many of them coming up to me and sharing how much they enjoyed watching the cult show. It is a trend to pitch one medium against other but that’s not the case. Bewakoofiyan with Ayushmann Khurana and Sonam Kapoor was also a complete romantic,” replied Nupur. “Not really, I have done quite a lot of genres. It was a dream team to work with and everything had seamlessly fallen into place. After becoming the chief assistant director of the film Aar Ya Paar, she helmed the popular television series Hip Hip Hurray. Talking about the growing competition between films, television and the digital market, Nupur in an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com said, “Trust me, each has its own audience. 2017-11-09T14:31:30+00:00″>
Updated: November 9, 2017 2:31 pm

Nupur Asthana had struck gold with her first project Hip Hip Hurray

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General speaks too muchBigg Boss 11: Hina Khan haters, here's a note for you from her boyfriend Rocky JaiswalQarib Qarib Singlle movie review: This Irrfan Khan and Parvathy starrer is peppy, fun and freshTalented and popular writer-director Nupur Asthana started her career as an intern with filmmaker Ketan Mehta. Seeing a film in a dark theater on the big screen is a completely different experience than watching a series on your phone lying on your bed. Sharing her experience, Nupur averred, “I am literature student and I was really scared if I would be able to pull off such a dramatic twist in this epic love story. I think that’s what keeps the audience connected to it till now.”
Post Hip Hip Hurray, the director has helmed projects like Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge and Mere Dad Ki Maruti. Having worked in both medium extensively, we asked her what made her to form the opinion. But to be honest, if you look at the numbers, you will realise that it’s majorly a man’s world out there.”
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