Ranjit Tiwari, who is making his directorial debut with Lucknow Central has been working under the wings of producer Nikkhil Advani for the last eight years. In fact Advani saw potential in Ranjit since the very beginning and it was in 2012 that Nikkhil promised Tiwari that he would back his first film.
Ranjit had no formal training in the field and it was Nikkhil who taught him everything that he knows about film making. Ranjit played a pivotal role in the making of Nikkhil Advani’s D-Day and it was during the edit of that film when Nikkhil made Ranjit this promise.
To this, Ranjit Tiwari said, “I’ve learnt the ropes of filmmaking from Nikkhil; I don’t have any formal training to back me. It was the last day of D-Day’s edit on December 31, 2012, when he casually told me that he will back my first film. It’s a gift that I will always cherish. So, I just hope that I haven’t let him down.”
Commenting on the choice of his prodigy’s debut Nikkhil added, “I’m proud of Ranjit’s choice for his debut. It’s a beautiful journey from hopelessness to hope. It’s about second chances.”
The audience is waiting for the release of Lucknow Central with bated breath and we’re sure that Nikkhil Advani’s faith in Ranjit Tiwari will soon pay off!
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Emmay Entertainment, Lucknow Central stars Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Deepak Dobriyal, Gippy Grewal, Rajesh Sharma and Inaamulhaq. Directed by Ranjit Tiwari, the film is slated to release on 15th September 2017.