Saturday, 28 March 2015

Shoojit Sircar talks about the characters in his quirky family drama,Piku

As the trailer of Shoojit Sircar's Piku is out today,the director of Vicky Donor fame, talks about the characters in his quirky family drama, their eccentricities and the stars that brought them to life -
PIKU - Piku is a working girl in a cosmopolitan city. An architect by profession, Piku is a simple, independent and strong girl from Delhi who lives life on her own terms and is yet grounded and rooted to what matters most - family...and in this case...her father, who she looks after.Piku is the kind of girl who doesn't shy away from responsibilities .The film takes audiences through the ups and downs and everyday problems she faces with her father.I was very clear when Juhi and I were working on the script that Deepika was Piku ,there could be no better actress to essay this role.
BABA - Bhaskhor Banerjee is retired and spends most of his time obsessing about age related issues . He is stubborn, dramatic and comes with his own set of problems...he has very specific, but unconventional, likes and dislikes and fixed idealogies.He is not a man who enjoys socialising.Baba is not the hero here, but the film takes a look into his household .Mr.Bachchan is a legend and to have him play an eccentric role such as Mr.Banerjee was awe inspiring.He is a child on the set and is open to experimenting with something that holds merit.Audiences will be surprised to see him in this avatar.
RANA- Rana is the outsider who has nothing to do with the Banerjee family but gets entangled with them and all their drama.He is the owner of a taxi service who comes with his own quota of problems and then happens to get some more, when he finds himself entagled in the Banerjee family and how things take a funny turn. For Rana we needed an actor who was restrained and yet brought comedy into a frame .Irfaan is not only one of the finest actors we have in india but has also made his mark internationally.We approached Irfaan even before writing the script and I told him I am writing something for you.
‘Piku’ is a roller coaster ride of a crazy father-daughter relationship essayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone with Irrfan Khan top lining the cast, in a pivotal author backed role. ‘Piku’ also marks coming together of Shoojit Sircar, Ronnie Lahiri and Juhi Chaturvedi, the team that had scripted Vicky Donor.
"Teaming up with Juhi and Ronnie yet again on this film gave me a huge kick. We make a solid team and have lots of fun working together" says Sircar.

PIKU produced by MSM Motion Pictures,Saraswati Entertainment  and Rising Sun Films will release  8th May 2015.

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