Deepika Padukone to romance Irrfan Khan in ‘Piku’
Soojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ will see a unique pairing of Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan. The film will roll in August 2014 and the casts of the film will attend a workshop of the film. It is a beautiful story of a father-daughter relationship and Irrfan Khan will play a pivotal role.
Starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role, ‘Piku’ is being produced by MSN Motion Pictures is association with Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited and Rising Sun Films.
"The charisma of Mr Bachchan, seamless acting of Deepika with the versatile flair of Irrfan Khan and the evergreen Moushami Chaterjee will make Piku an experience for me. I am looking forward to this fantastic opportunity of working together with such gifted talent from the industry," said Soojit Sircar.
The ‘Vicky Donor’ director is looking forward to work with the great team.
"Working with Mr.Amitabh Bachchan yet again in my new role is an absolute honour. As for Shoojit, I have been an admirer of his work since ‘Yahaan’ and I am really looking forward to working with him and the delightful ensemble cast which includes the very talented Deepika, Irrfan and many others,” said Sneha Rajani, deputy president and head, MSM Motion Pictures.
Sircar said, “Piku is a character-driven father-daughter story. That’s the film I am directing next before I go on to my football film 1911 with John Abraham. My writer Juhi Trivedi who wrote Vicky Donor with me, has written Piku. There are essentially three characters in the film of the father, daughter and another man played by Irrfan. I've Bachchan saab’s dates and very frankly, all the other actors’ dates would have to fall in line with Bachchan Saab’s schedule.”
The film is slated to release in April 2015.