“Cycling through the main streets of Kolkata, camera and crowds following .. what a transition .. ! Once strode these for a job !!.” Wondering why is this statement such a big deal? It is, because it talks about the initial days of struggle of Superstar Amitabh Bachchan and it flashed on the Twitter ID SrBachchan. Big B, who is now in Kolkata shooting for Shoojit Sircar’s next Bollywood film Piku was spotted leisurely riding a bicycle on the sets, while the cameras and city denizens were busy tracing every move of the legendary actor.
The shoot which took place in various parts of the city began from Nonapukur Tram Depot. Big B was seen strolling through the streets from Dalhousie to Raj Bhawan to BBD Bag and looked quite at ease shooting in the City of Joy after eight long years as he had last shot for Rituparno Ghosh’s Last Lear in the lanes of Kolkata. In a pink Punjabi and grey pants with a cap on his head, he looked every bit the common man that portrays in Piku.
Another important aspect of Big B’s look is that he sports a paunch for this role. With all actors going crazy over six and eight packs abs, the actor went on a binge diet and gained weight for the family pack.
The film Piku is about the relationship between an aged father and his daughter. The role of the father is played by Amitabh Bachchan while the daughter’s role is essayed by Deepika Padukone.
Irfaan Khan, Mousumi Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta will be seen in pivotal roles in the film. With this film the Vicky Donor team of Juhi Chaturvedi, Ronnie Lahiri and Shoojit Sircar will also be coming together.
Both the actors have shared screen space before in Hindi Film Arakshan where they had played father-daughter. It remains to be seen how they do justice to the father-daughter relationship that Shoojit Sircar wants to portray in Piku. Lets wait for April 30, 2015 to see what difference can this stellar cast make to the MSM Motion Pictures, Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited and Rising Sun Films coffers.
Piku Begins I Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Shoojit Sircar I Releasing 30th April, 2015 (You Tube)