Deepika Padukone agreed to do PIKU after just one scene enactment

Deepika Padukone agreed to do PIKU after just one scene enactment

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Actress Deepika Padukone didn’t squirm once while reciting the already infamous toilet lines to her screen-father Amitabh Bachchan in upcoming film, PIKU. Revealing his lead actress’ complete ease, director Shoojit Sircar says in admiration, “I never had to convince Deepika to do the lines. In fact she agreed to do the film after I enacted just one scene in front of her. Just one scene! After that one scene she said, ‘I am going to do the film.’ As for Mr. Bachchan, he heard the full script, then we had a discussion.”

Shoojit is truly impressed by Deepika Padukone’s growth as an actress. “Her choice of roles has been tremendous. I think her choosing to do Piku is also a very brave decision. To mouth the kind of dialogues that talk of bodily functions would embarrass many actresses. But she can say anything with grace. She is so much in control of the language.”

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When Mr Bachchan pulled Deepika’s leg

Shoojit Sircar’s PIKU, a riotous account of a crazy, father-daughter relationship essayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, turned out to be huge fun for all involved, in most part down to the warm equation the two actors shared on the sets. While Deepika has often said she sees Mr. Bachchan as a father figure in real life, Mr. Bachchan too has expressed that Deepika reminds him of his real daughter, Shweta.

PIKU also shows yet another shade of their father-daughter equation. For a certain scene Mr. Bachchan, being the perfectionist that he is, kept asking a lot of questions of Shoojit. Infact, every time Deepika tried to rehearse her lines with him, he enjoyed pulling her leg and reverted back to Shoojit with further queries. Says Shoojit “Mr. Bachchan succeeded in pulling Deepika’s leg. Every time Deepika was going to say her lines, he would interrupt her and ask me questions about the scene. This happened a few times till Deepika realised he was just having fun at her expense, and that’s when we caught this animated reaction.”

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Amitabh Bachchan, the superstar of the millennium; Deepika Padukone, India’s numero uno actress; and Irrfan Khan, Bollywood’s best export ever to the West, have come together for Shoojit Sircar’s family comedy drama PIKU, that releases in cinemas worldwide on 8th May 2015.

Produced by MSM Motion Pictures, Rising Sun Films and Saraswati Entertainment, PIKU is being distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.

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Shoojit Sircar,Irrfan Khan, Amitabh Bachchan And Deepika Padukone taking a Selfie on the sets of Piku

 

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