May 8, 2015 sees the release of the third collaboration between writer Juhi Chaturvedi and director Shoojit Sircar, Piku. The film, said to be a comedy-drama, sees Deepika Padukone play the titular role of Piku Banerjee, a Bengali architect in New Delhi, while Amitabh Bachchan plays her aging father. The film explores their crazy relationship over a road trip from Delhi to Kolkata. The rest of the cast includes Irrfan Khan, Moshumi Chatterjee, Raghuvir Yadav, Jisshu Sengupta and Akshay Oberoi.
According to the director, “Piku is a story that will warm your heart and make you smile! We have the best of the talent coming together for a refreshing tale of a father-daughter relationship. I am privileged to direct Mr Bachchan along with Deepika and Irrfan. They are three powerhouse performers and it doesn’t get better than this for me.”
For Deepika Padukone, Piku is yet another chance to showcase her versatility. After playing a Tamil lass in Chennai Express, a Gujarati in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela, a Goan in Finding Fanny, a Maharashtrian in Happy New Year, she now plays a Bengali in Piku. According to the unit, Deepika worked really hard to learn Bengali for the film and what’s more get her accent right for the film as well. It was a script she said yes to it instantly, after hearing it out.
Talking of working with Irrfan Khan, Deepika said that “I met him first time on the sets only and I guess, our relationship in real also went through the same process as it did in the movie. We gradually discovered each other. And I must say, he has a very comic and humourous side, which many people would not know. His comic timing is something that, I think, is really untapped.”
Here’s a clip of the song Bezubaan from the film. Till 8th May then…