Bachchan, Irrfan, Deepika in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku (older post updated)

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Shoojit Sircar, whose last film Madras Cafe got him worldwide critical acclaim, is now all set to be back with a great gala offering in the form of Piku.

The film, which is expected to begin in July this year, deals with a different take on the relationship of a father and daughter. Sircar has signed the legendary Amitabh Bachchan to play the father, while Deepika Padukone will be playing his daughter. Besides them, the film will also star Irrfan Khan in a very important role.

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Irrfan Khan, who turned 47 on January 7, is all set to conquer new peaks in 2014. This year, the incredibly adventurous actor is all set to start new films with super- directors Nishikant Kamath, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sujoy Ghosh and Shoojit Sircar. Most exciting of all is the Shoojit Sircar’s film which brings Irrfan face-to-face with Big B for the first time.

Says Irrfan “Can you believe it, during all these years in the film industry, I’ve never worked with Bachchan Saab or with Naseer Saab! Lekin script bhi toh honi chahiye! The screenplay has to justify our coming together. Finally I am working with Bachchan Saab in Shoojit’s film.”

At the moment Irrfan is shooting for a film with the Mumbai Meri Jaan director Nishikant Kamath. Says Irrfan cryptically, “It’s a project which we’ve been mulling over for some time. It’s a political thriller about corruption and moral accountability, very topical very relevant to our times.” In Kamath’s film, Irrfan shares screen space with Jimmy Sheirgill.

Talking about his first time association with different actors this year, the actor says, “I suppose 2014 is my year of first-time happenings. I’m working with Bachchan Saab for the first time this year. I’ll also be directed by Sujoy Ghosh for the first time in a film where I’ll be paired with Vidya Balan for the first time. I am looking forward to that as well.”

The thriller directed by Sujoy Ghosh will be followed by another film with Vishal Bhardwaj. Says Irrfan, “Vishal and I share a very special rapport. I’ve done Maqbool and Saat Khoon Maaf with Vishal. In his new film Haider I make a guest appearance. Now we’ve locked in on another film which we’ll collaborate on at the end of the year, so all in all I think it’s another year of exciting challenges for me.”

And to think just a month ago Irrfan told me he is a “jobless” actor hungry for new challenges! “Dekhiye, ek kalaakaar ki bhookh kabhi marti nahin. I’ll continue the hunger for more challenging roles even after working with Nishikant, Shoojit, Sujoy and Vishal this year.”

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10 Responses to “Bachchan, Irrfan, Deepika in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku (older post updated)”

  1. ” WOW ” A magic combination,brilliant news…

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  2. AsliSamar Says:

    Rare Amitabh pic from 1980’s getting ready for a Cricket match!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfFdd3YCAAAyNpl.jpg:large

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  3. Something to really look forward to..

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  4. Wow I almost missed this. Bachchan and Irfan in a film, what a gift!

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    • check out the Uthama Villain and Jigarthanda posters..

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      • Saw them. Didn’t know Uttama Villain was a Kamal film. It’s also apparently written by Kamal though the fact that Crazy Mohan is the co-writer makes me think this will be a bit less interesting than Virumaandi!

        As for Jigarthanda, yeah, cool posters. It’s just I still can’t quite buy Siddarth as a fully-grown adult, much less a man’s-man action hero.

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  5. taran adarsh @taran_adarsh · 3h
    #Piku first schedule begins in August 2014. Film is slated for release on 30 April 2015.

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  6. Shoojit Sircar’s next film Piku, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan and Deepika Padukone, has got another addition to its cast. Bengali heartthrob Jisshu Sengupta (in the picture) has been roped in the romantic lead opposite Deepika

    http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/meet-deepika-padukones-new-hero/20140512.htm

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  7. “Can you believe it, during all these years in the film industry, I’ve never worked with Bachchan Saab or with Naseer Saab!”

    Didn’t they work together in Maqbool?

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